Saturday

21st Oct 2017

Ticker

Schulz wants to stay German SPD leader, even if losing election

German chancellor Angela Merkel's rival, Martin Schulz, wants to remain leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD), even if his party loses federal elections on 24 September. "I will of course seek re-election at the next party conference," Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, said at an event on Monday organised by RedaktionsNetzwerks Deutschland (RND) in Berlin. The SPD is currently junior partner in Merkel's right-left coalition.

Investigation

The mysterious German behind Orban's Russian deals

Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, and who provided a jet for Commission vice-president Guenther Oettinger, played a crucial role in Hungary's controversial Paks nuclear deal with Russia, Direkt36's investigation has found.

Turkey funding cuts signal EU mood shift

EU leaders at their summit spent some three hours deliberating on relations with Turkey before asking the EU commission to come up with a plan on cutting and reorienting some €4.5 billion in pre-accession aid.

Agenda

Posted workers top EU agenda This Week

The posted workers file will be on the table of ministers and MEPs this week, while budget, journalism, Schengen and party funding are also on the EP's plenary menu.

News in Brief

  1. Rajoy to trigger Article 155 on Saturday in Catalan crisis
  2. EU conducts unannounced inspection of German car firm
  3. Lithuania calls for new EU energy laws
  4. EU leaders aim for December for defence cooperation
  5. Juncker says hands tied on Russia pipeline
  6. Czechs set to elect billionaire Andrej Babis
  7. Italian regions hold referendums on more autonomy
  8. EU leaders refuse to mediate Catalonia conflict

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