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Italian PM to EU: 'No room' for modifications on budget

"Room (for changes), I would say there is none," Conte told reporters as he arrived for a two-day European Union summit in the Belgian capital dominated by Brexit, but where the state of Italy's finances is also a concern.

YAHOO! - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Britain must take realistic approach to Brexit talks: Slovenian PM

Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec looks on during a news conference after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


These Are the Challenges Angela Merkel Must Navigate This Fall

Even Merkel’s critics aren’t predicting a quick exit. Instead, the buzz in Berlin is about which signals she might give onorganizing her successionduring the three years remaining in her fourth term. Just last week, a national conference of young CDU leaders called for a three-term limit on the chan


Chancellor Merkel shows leadership against hate during her Israel visit

At a time when anti-Semitism poses a growing danger across the globe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown leadership by stressing her country’s “everlasting responsibility” to remember the Holocaust and combat all forms of hatred.The leader of Germany since 2005, Merkel made her point crystal


Merkel and Abbas back two-state solution in phone conversation after chancellor's Israel visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken withPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbasby telephone days after saying she would push him to return to negotiations with Israel.Neither leader indicated Tuesday that they discussed a renewal of peace talks, but both voiced support for a two-state solution to


Ecologist parties are a hit in Europe

In Belgium, Luxembourg and Bavaria, the Greens have been the big winners at the weekend’s elections by attracting new voters. EURACTIV France’s media partnerOuest-Francereports.

EURACTIV.COM - 2018-10-16 14:44:20

In Germany, the prevailing mood is anger

Open this photo in galleryDestroyed election posters of Markus Soeder, the top candidate of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party for the regional elections in Bavaria, seen in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 10, 2018.CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GETTY IMAGESMatthias Kolb is an editor for Süddeutsche


Angela Merkel is facing her latest challenge as German chancellor, this time from the youth of her own party

Young members of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel's party, and the Christian Social Union, Merkel’s largest ruling coalition partner, voted in favor of a motion this weekend that would see a chancellor’s mandate limited to three terms,Bloombergreported. Merkel, who first assumed the office of


How Many More Lives Does Angela Merkel Have Left?

The results of this have been catastrophic for the former dominant parties of Germany.SPD continues to slide into minor party status, with recent polling now putting them behind five-year old Alternative for Germany (AfD) nationally, 16% vs. 18.5% in a recent poll by Die Welt.


Support for German coalition parties hits record lows: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partner hit record lows, a survey showed on Thursday, as the German chancellor struggles to prevent her fractious government from falling apart. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Min


Britain’s magical thinking won’t make the EU accept the impossible | Rafael Behr

At every step of the Brexit process, there has been a reliable way to predict what theEuropean Unionwill do. This technique yields top intelligence on the motives of the key continental players. It is devilishly simple, too. The trick is to listen to what they actually say.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-10-16 05:00:10

Market themes of the Day: The geopolitical risk is back on with US retail sales headlining

What you need to know before markets openMain themes:Various geopolitical risks escalated over the weekend including US tension with Saudi Arabia, Bavarian elections and Brexit talks put on hold.Sterling opened with the gap on the downside trading at around the key technical level of 1.3100 against