Saturday

19th Aug 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.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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