Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Muslim woman set to become Romania PM

Romania's Social Democrats have proposed Sevil Shhaideh, 52, to be the country's next prime minister after winning elections on 11 December. A member of the country's Tatar minority, Shhaideh would be the first female Muslim to head an EU country. She's a little-known figure, but close to party leader Liviu Dragnea, who was convicted of electoral fraud in April. President Klaus Iohannis will have to approve the nomination.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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