Thursday

24th May 2018

Ticker

Two in three centre-left Germans support coalition

Some 66 percent of respondents to a poll amongst supporters of the German centre-left SPD party said they were in favour of the proposed coalition with the two centre-right Christian Democrat parties CDU and CSU, the Funke group newspapers reported on Friday. Around 30 percent said they supported new elections. Among CDU/CSU supporters, 78 percent were in favour of the 'grand coalition', and 17 percent want a new vote.

Focus

Are EU data watchdogs staffed for GDPR?

The success of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will depend on whether data protection authorities enforce the new rules - which, in turn, will be at least partly determined by how many people they employ.

EU pessimistic on permanent US trade exemption

EU trade chief said the US will impose tariffs or "other limiting measures" on 1 June, as the EU's offer to start limited trade talks is probably not enough for the protectionist Trump presidency.

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