Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Public support for Merkel drops 12% since July

Public support for Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel has dropped to 47%, down 12% from 59% last month, the last time the DeutschlandTrend survey was conducted on behalf of German public broadcaster ARD. Support for the CDU-CSU union now stands at 34%, Social Democrats (SPD) 22%, Greens 13%, the Left 9%, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) 12%, and the liberal Free Democrats 5%.

EU boasts unity on Brexit talks

EU leaders adopted the bloc's guidelines for the UK exit negotiations that will start in June, amid concerns that France could elect a president that would try to take it out of the EU.

Column / Brexit Briefing

May’s election juggernaut

The prime minister's Tories almost need not bother campaigning for the June election. There is no opposition worthy of the name.

News in Brief

  1. Vote of no confidence prepared against Spanish PM
  2. Syria to buy Russian anti-missile system
  3. Germany seeks partial burka ban
  4. Libya has no plan to stop migration flows
  5. EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya
  6. Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
  7. Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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