Social Democrats Arrive In Berlin To Work Against Populism

BERLIN (AP) – European government leaders, Social Democratic party chairmen and international delegations are arriving in Berlin for a convention of the so-called Progressive Alliance. It’s an association of mostly social democratic party members, who want to work closer together


Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader

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Bavaria to Ban Burka in Public Places

The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced. The move, which is being proposed by region’s governing Christian Social Union (CSU), comes just

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Former EU President Could Be On Course To Dethrone Merkel

Opinion polls indicate that Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who has been selected as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the German chancellorship, may be set to end Angela Merkel’s almost twelve-year reign. Opinion polls


Germany’s Schulz Launches ‘Social-Populist’ Attack on Merkel

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, is seen beating Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to several recent polls, thanks to an unapologetically leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering toward populism.


Germany Election Frontrunner Schulz Accused in EU Fake Job Scandal

Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz could be facing a possible scandal as details have emerged regarding unusual contracts he made for friends when European Union President. The allegations of potential misconduct by the former European Union president revolve mostly

Outgoing European Parliament president Martin Schulz, of Germany, looks up before the vote for the presidency of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The European Parliament picks a success to its outgoing socialist President Martin Schulz. Unlike previous occasions the race is still open as …

Merkel Will Pay Migrants Millions To Leave Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up


EU Veteran Schulz Lays Out Battle Plan to Take On Merkel

Former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz will on Sunday unveil his battle plan to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s general election in September, hoping a wave of popularity will help him shake up the race. The former bookseller, who

Martin Schulz, Now Chancellor Candidate, Visits SPD Bundestag Faction

EU President Says Institution Paralysed by Brexit and Nationalism

The president of the European Parliament had used his final interview in the position to concede the institution is “treading water”, has not moved on from Brexit, and has little idea of how to deal with rising nationalism across the continent.

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Turkish PM Dismisses European Parliament Press Freedom Warning

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday dismissed a “red line” warning on press freedom by the European Parliament’s president following the detention of several journalists from the opposition daily Cumhuriyet.

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EU Parliament Prez Schulz Refers Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem to Police

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has referred MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem to French police after their “altercation” in Strasbourg earlier this month. Mr Woolfe was left in hospital after the incident, and subsequently abandoned his UKIP leadership bid


EU ‘War’ Looms Over Fate Of Parliament Head Schulz

(AFP) – Moves to let European Parliament head Martin Schulz extend his tenure are sparking fresh infighting in the crisis-hit EU, with his opponents warning it would be akin to a declaration of war. The bearded 60-year-old German former bookshop

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The EU Failed to Produce a ‘Worker’s Paradise’

Although Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (IKIP), said after the Brexit, “The euroskeptic genie is out of the bottle and it will now not be put back… EU’s dead,” he also offered the European Parliament a “sensible tariff free deal” on Tuesday that, he said, would be good for EU residents.

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European Parliament President: Turkey Becoming A ‘One-Man State’

The President of the European Parliament has warned that Turkey is “on the way” to becoming a “one-man state” under the leadership of  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pictured). European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, made the comment in a sharply-worded interview with the German daily newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger


European Parliament’s Schulz: EU Is In Danger Of Falling Apart

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union is at risk of falling apart and supporters must fight to keep it, the head of the European Parliament said in a German newspaper interview. Martin Schulz (pictured above, centre) told Die Welt’s Tuesday

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EuroParliament Prez: Christians ‘Not Safe In Our Continent’

In a high-level meeting on religious persecution in Brussels, the President of the European Parliament (EP) said that Europe cannot afford to continue ignoring the fate of Christians, who are “clearly the most persecuted group” in the world. In Wednesday’s