Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

Ticker

Steinmeier becomes new German president

German politicians have chosen 61-year-old Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier for president. The former foreign minister received 931 votes from a possible 1,260 to succeed Joachim Gauck as president, a largely ceremonial role. Sigmar Gabriel has become new foreign minister.

MEPs to keep 28 UK seats after Brexit

The number of French MEPs will grow from 74 to 79, while Spanish MEPs will increase in number from 54 to 59. Other countries like Italy, the Netherlands, and Ireland will also get more MEPs.

Norway defends new Arctic oil drilling

Norway's oil and gas is "extremely important" for Europe's energy supply, oil minister says, rejecting calls to stop drilling to prevent global warming

MEPs may bar killer drones from EU research cash

EU defence fund is expected to hand out €500m to companies across the EU if they work together on 'defence products'. Under the current proposal, the development of weapons of mass destruction would not be excluded.

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Europe's social democrats are having a hard time

All across Europe, social democratic parties are struggling to stay relevant, leading to a crisis in one of the continent's oldest political ideologies. An overview of the data behind the current situation.

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