Thursday

24th May 2018

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German foreign minister tipped to become president

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has received widespread backing for the forthcoming presidential election. His Social-Democratic Party (SPD) and Angela Merkel's Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) both agreed on Monday to support him. The election for the mostly ceremonial post is due to take place next February. German presidents are elected by a special assembly of all MPs and representatives of regions.

Focus

Are EU data watchdogs staffed for GDPR?

The success of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will depend on whether data protection authorities enforce the new rules - which, in turn, will be at least partly determined by how many people they employ.

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