Elections in Lower Saxony complicated German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s federal coalition calculus as her conservative party finished second in a close race to the Social Democrats.
Austria’s far-right looked set on Monday to return to power in a coalition with conservative “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz, the world’s youngest leader-in-waiting, in a fresh triumph for European populists.
The more than 600 asylum applicants comprised 250 persons with Turkish diplomatic passports and 380 with identity papers showing them to be senior Turkish public servants, Funke Media said Saturday.
The former co-head of the far-right AfD has kicked off her “Blue party” and its corresponding civil forum the “Blue Change.” Although Petry’s promises an alternative to the AfD, their platforms sing a very similar tune.
Lufthansa is expected to confirm a deal to purchase large parts of the airline. The deal has been expected for weeks and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says today will be “a milestone”.
Austria is set to move to the right in Sunday’s elections with conservative Sebastian Kurz expected to become Europe’s youngest head of government and form a coalition with a right-wing party.
The row over Germany’s controversial road toll bill took a new turn on Thursday with the news that Austria has taken a legal case with the ECJ. They believe the bill contravenes EU law.
Germany aims to reduce its green house gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020. But, according to a new paper by the Federal Environment Ministry (UBA), this likely will not be achieved.
Leaders of Austria’s main centrist parties attack each other over a murky smear campaign, in their first one-on-one debate a week ahead of a snap election.
Bankrupt German airline Air Berlin must ground all flights by the end of October, the firm said Monday, as talks continue with prospective buyers Lufthansa and Easyjet.