Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

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EU ministers maul Erdogan over Nazi comments

Belgian foreign minister Reynders said in Brussels Monday that Turkish president Erdogan's comments about present-day Germany resembling the Nazis in blocking Turkish campaign rallies in Germany were "abnormal" and "nonsense". Koenders, the Dutch foreign minister, said he did not understand Erdogan's "verbal aggression" and that Turkey should not "export" its politics to the EU. Echoing Austria, Slovakia's Lajcak said the EU should impose "restrictive" rules on foreign political rallies.

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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