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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

“The SPD is back! We’re back!” Martin Schulz told around 600 delegates at a party meeting in Berlin shortly before he was chosen as SPD leader.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo wrote to EU to consider European Parliament-member Jacek Saryusz-Wolski as a replacement for Tusk, whose term ends in May.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EU leaders are expected to give Tusk, a former Polish prime minister from the centre-right Civic Platform (PO), a second 30-month term as president of their European Council during a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans

EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans

European Parliament called on the EU executive to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Catalans to Hold Referendum on Independence From Spain

SPAIN POLITICS: Catalans to Hold Referendum on Independence From Spain

“We are now preparing the referendum because … either in an agreed way or not, we need to be ready,” Raul Romeva said on Thursday at the Catalan regional government’s representative office in London.

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UK POLITICS: House of Lords Seeks to Add Conditions to Brexit Notice

UK POLITICS: House of Lords Seeks to Add Conditions to Brexit Notice

The Lords, the upper chamber of parliament comprising veteran politicians and business leaders, began detailed debate on approving triggering of Article 50.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Biography

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Biography

Martin Schulz was born on 20 December 1955 and grew up in Hehlrath Germany, close to the German-Dutch-Belgian borders. Read Martin Schulz Biography.

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CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

The European Union Parliament approved on Wednesday a hotly contested free trade deal with Canada after seven years of negotiations.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

“We will make this election really exciting,” vowed Schulz after Social Democratic Party (SPD) leaders unanimously nominated him to run for the leadership of Europe’s top economy.

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CANADA POLITICS: Under Trump Shadow, Key European Body Backs EU-Canada Trade Deal

CANADA POLITICS: Under Trump Shadow, Key European Body Backs EU-Canada Trade Deal

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told lawmakers Canada was a welcome partner in uncertain and difficult times.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Theresa May Demeaning Her Office’ – Corbyn

UK POLITICS: ‘Theresa May Demeaning Her Office’ – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning” her office and her country by threatening to make the UK an offshore tax haven if she cannot get the Brexit deal she wants from the EU.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier Sees Special Care For Financial Service Ties

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier Sees Special Care For Financial Service Ties

Barnier tweeted: “When asked on equivalence I said: EU would need special vigilance on financial stability risk, not special deal to access the City.”

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UK POLITICS: Farage Slams Theresa May: PM Lacks Flair, Energy to Deliver Brexit

UK POLITICS: Farage Slams Theresa May: PM Lacks Flair, Energy to Deliver Brexit

Nigel Farage: “I honestly don’t see this Prime Minister has the energy, excitement or the flair to do it. I’m worried and I fear a very frustrating 2017.”

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UK POLITICS: EU Lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt To Push For Britons To Keep EU ‘Citizenship’

UK POLITICS: EU Lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt To Push For Britons To Keep EU ‘Citizenship’

“It’s a good idea,” Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian prime minister told the constitutional affairs committee of a suggestion by a fellow liberal lawmaker.

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UK POLITICS: Paul Nuttall Biography And Profile

UK POLITICS: Paul Nuttall Biography And Profile

Paul Andrew Nuttall MEP born 30 November 1976 is a British politician. Paul was UKIP’s youngest ever Chairman. Read Paul Nuttall Biography and Profile.

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UK POLITICS: Paul Nuttall New UKIP Leader

UK POLITICS: Paul Nuttall New UKIP Leader

Paul Nuttall, 39-year-old, was former history lecturer from Liverpool has served as party chairman and latterly as deputy leader to Nigel Farage.

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CANADA POLITICS: EU-Canada Trade Deal Clears Legal Test Hurdle In EU Parliament

CANADA POLITICS: EU-Canada Trade Deal Clears Legal Test Hurdle In EU Parliament

The lawmakers vote in the parliament is an indication they will also ultimately back the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) itself.

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UK POLITICS: Guy Verhofstadt Brexit Dealmaker Backs Paid EU Membership For Britons

UK POLITICS: Guy Verhofstadt Brexit Dealmaker Backs Paid EU Membership For Britons

Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, an arch-foe of Eurosceptic said individual EU memberships for Britons, paid by annual fee.

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UK POLITICS: EU Draws Battle Plans For Looming Theresa May Brexit Negotiations

UK POLITICS: EU Draws Battle Plans For Looming Theresa May Brexit Negotiations

EU will clarify the structures it needs for negotiating once Theresa May delivers a letter to trigger withdrawal under Article 50 of the EU treaty.

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