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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Shatters, Snap Election Takes Center Stage

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Shatters, Snap Election Takes Center Stage 0

“A working relationship with the Freedom Party would be a novelty for the SPO and we will therefore now discuss that internally in a sensitive way,” Kern said, alluding to a deep split within the party on the issue.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel’s Conservatives Win Saarland Election

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel’s Conservatives Win Saarland Election 0

“This is a long-distance run, not a sprint,” Social Democrats (SPD) new national leader, Martin Schulz said with an eye on September’s national election.

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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader 0

“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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GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks 0

Support for Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, fell 4 points to 33 percent – cutting the gap between the two blocs to its narrowest in records compiled by poll tracker wahlrecht.de going back to Sept 2013.

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GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says

GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says 0

The SPD said the rules of the single market, which include fair competition, are guaranteed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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MACEDONIA POLITICS: Ivanov Asks Gruevski to Form New Government

MACEDONIA POLITICS: Ivanov Asks Gruevski to Form New Government 0

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said he would ask Nikola Gruevski, the veteran leader of the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, to form a new government.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel 0

Signalling a readiness for change, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), told Der Spiegel magazine: “We don’t want a new edition of the grand coalition.”

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CROATIA: After Conservative Shock, Coalition Wrangling Begins

CROATIA: After Conservative Shock, Coalition Wrangling Begins 0

Most opinion polls had suggested the Social Democrats would win around 60 seats, and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) would be behind. This was actually the reverse in the election.

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GERMANY: Embarrassment For Merkel As AfD Defeats CDU In State Election

GERMANY: Embarrassment For Merkel As AfD Defeats CDU In State Election 0

The AfD won 21 percent of the vote, CDU won 19 percent, down from 23 percent in 2011, and its worst result ever in the state, the broadcaster said.

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