31st May 2023


Martin Schulz to be candidate for German chancellor

Former European Parliament president Martin Schulz is set to be the leading candidate of the German Social-Democratic Party (SPD) for the elections later this year, after the party's leader Sigmar Gabriel stepped down on Tuesday. Gabriel, who was behind Schulz in opinion polls, told Die Zeit newspaper that it was his "duty" to propose Schulz as candidate for the chancellor against Christian-Democrat Angela Merkel. Elections should be held in September.

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EU clashes over protection of workers exposed to asbestos

EU parliament is calling for more protection for workers exposed to asbestos, the main cause of workplace fatalities in the EU, while member states remain more cautious and will call for a review of its mandate.

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