Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Far-right enters German parliament officially

One month after Germany's federal election, the new Bundestag holds its first sitting on Tuesday to elect its new parliamentary president, Wolfgang Schauble. It is the first time in decades that a far-right party, AfD, is represented in the parliament. Its MPs will be given offices together with politicians from the new-elected liberal FDP in a building which was used to house the Nazi regime's interior ministry, Bild reported Sunday.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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