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29th May 2017

Ticker

Spain's Rajoy gets mandate for coalition talks

Spain's conservative People's Party (PP) has granted its leader, Mariano Rajoy, a mandate to hold coalition talks with the rival and centrist Ciudadanos party. Ciadadanos earlier vowed to back Rajoy for a second term as prime minister if the PP agreed to a six-point package of political reforms. The alliance would still be short of a majority in the parliament. The Socialists and left-wing Podemos refuse to back Rajoy.

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Ukip's last electoral stand

Nigel Farage's anti-EU party is unlikely to win any seats at the 8 June elections. After the loss of his charismatic leadership, the party is just a rag-tag of third raters.

Investigation

Fight Club: Russische Spione suchen EU-Rekruten

Sicherheitsexperten warnen, dass russische Geheimdienste Kampfsportvereine nutzen, um potenzielle Unruhestifter in Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern zu rekrutieren.

EUobserved

Scramble for UK agencies paves way for Trumpian claims

The Spanish health minister this week bragged that Barcelona was “the best city”, had “the best building”, and “the best infrastructure” to host the EU's medicines agency post-Brexit.

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