Thursday

30th Mar 2017

Ticker

SPD to discuss if Gabriel or Schulz to challenge Merkel

The leadership of Germany's Social Democratic Party is set to meet in Duesseldorf on Tuesday for confidential talks on who to run as the party's chancellor candidate in autumn's elections. Party leader Sigmar Gabriel is considered as the favourite by the party elite, while former European Parliament president Martin Schulz is said to have strong backing among party members. A formal decision is expected towards the end of January.

Interview

Französische und deutsche Wahlen 'entscheidend' für Putin

Die Schwächung der EU durch Einflussnahme auf die französischen und deutschen Wahlen wird in diesem Jahr an erste Stelle der russischen Außenpolitik stehen, warnt der russische Oppositionsführer Mikhail Kassjanow.

EU trying to salvage US deal on data privacy

Privacy safeguards for EU citizens' personal data that is sent to the United States remains exposed to abuse, due to the lack of oversight and the shift towards increased surveillance under president Trump.

MEPs draw 'red lines' on Brexit deal

MEPs will stress that the UK and EU members have no right to conclude separate deals during Brexit talks, according to a draft resolution seen by EUobserver.

MEPs call for reset in relations with Belarus

A group of 72 euro-deputies have written to EU leaders, asking them to stop funding Europe's last dictatorship and increase their support for democracy activists instead.

Opinion

New model needed to save EU

The challenges and threats to the European Union are all reflected in the Greek case.

News in Brief

  1. Coalition talks leader expects Dutch government by summer
  2. EU commission allows ex-member Hill to join law firm
  3. Reuters: Greece and lenders move closer to deal
  4. Italy: Le Pen win would mean 'permanent political risk'
  5. Danish parliament misinformed on Nord Stream 1
  6. UK delivered its Article 50 letter to the EU
  7. Support for Germany's anti-EU party fading
  8. Turkish intelligence not welcome in Germany

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