Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

Ticker

Merkel to meet Trump on 14 March

German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet US president Donald Trump in Washington on 14 March, according to US media. Merkel's spokesman did "not deny" the information. The meeting will be the first between Trump and a EU leader since he took office in January. Trump has previously said that Merkel's refugee policy was a "disaster" and that the EU was a "vehicle for Germany".

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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