Wednesday

4th May 2016

Ticker

Merkel sceptical about deal on top posts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poured cold water on expectations there will be a package deal on top posts Wednesday. On her way into the summit, she said it "can very well be that it's just a first discussion and no decision yet. I am rather sceptical we can agree today".

News in Brief

  1. Hungary to hold migrant quota referendum by October
  2. France rejects TTIP in its current form, says Hollande
  3. New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe
  4. Spain issues arrest warrants for Russian officials
  5. Pro-Putin bikers refused entry by Poland, Lithuania
  6. Nato gives details of new Baltic force
  7. German state gets historic Green-CDU coalition
  8. Chinese police to patrol Italian streets

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