Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

Putin confirms meeting with Merkel in Moscow in May

Head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, kicked off a three-day visit to Russia, meeting Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. Seehofer is a coalition ally of chancellor Merkel, but openly broke ranks with her with repeated calls for sanctions against Moscow to be eased. After meeting Seehofer, Putin announced that Merkel was set to visit Moscow on 2 May.

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Ukip's last electoral stand

Nigel Farage's anti-EU party is unlikely to win any seats at the 8 June elections. After the loss of his charismatic leadership, the party is just a rag-tag of third raters.

Investigation

Fight Club: Russische Spione suchen EU-Rekruten

Sicherheitsexperten warnen, dass russische Geheimdienste Kampfsportvereine nutzen, um potenzielle Unruhestifter in Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern zu rekrutieren.

EUobserved

Scramble for UK agencies paves way for Trumpian claims

The Spanish health minister this week bragged that Barcelona was “the best city”, had “the best building”, and “the best infrastructure” to host the EU's medicines agency post-Brexit.

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