Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Schaeuble elected Bundestag president

Wolfgang Schaeuble was elected Tuesday president of the Bundestag, the German parliament's lower house. Schaeuble, 75, a former leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was finance minister since 2009. He was elected by 501 votes in favour, with 173 against. Outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel, also from the CDU, opened talks with the liberal FDP and the Greens last week to try to form a coalition.

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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