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Germans SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

After the inconclusive outcome in the election in September, SPD leader Martin Schulz now may be willing to give Chancellor Angela Merkel a helping hand in forming a new coalition government, after all. POOL/AFP Gero Breloer Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said Friday they are ready to hold talks

24MATINS.UK - 2017-11-24 08:02:02

Developer Lamda urges Greece to show 'political will' on resort plan

ATHENS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Property developer Lamda has appealed to the Greek government to show "political will" and remove hurdles for the construction of a luxury resort plan on a disused Athens airport. Lamda, backed by Chinese and Gulf funds, submitted an 8 billion euro ($9.3 billion) proposal

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 08:04:15

German parliament Twitter ban derided by MPs

German MPs have reacted indignantly to an attempt by the new speaker to restrict their use of social media during sessions in parliament. Wolfgang Schuble sent a letter to MPs telling them that electronic devices should not be used to tweet or send out news about what was going on in the chamber.

BBC - 2017-11-23 22:39:49

Merkel’s Mess

In their editorial on Angela Merkel's failure (for now) to form a new government, NR's editors drew attention to the decisive role played by the Free Democrats (FDP), a party that once came as close as Germany could manage to classical liberalism and may finally both be returning to those roots and

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2017-11-23 19:56:35

German coalition talks: Pressure mounts on SPD to review position

Germany's Social Democrats are under pressure to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and form a coalition government. SPD leader Martin Schulz is due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is holding talks to break the impasse. Mr Schulz has refused to enter

BBC - 2017-11-23 10:24:05

Turkey will complete tax regulations, inclusion in EU blacklist out of question: finance minister

Reuters. Turkey's Finance Minister Agbal is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Ankara ANKARA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey promised the European Union last week that it would complete secondary tax regulations soon, Finance Minister Naci Agbal said on Thursday, adding that it was out of the

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-23 15:40:26

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency. The country's in

BBC - 2017-11-23 09:21:02

Budget 2017: Hammond dismisses claim stamp duty cut will just push up prices - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including reaction to the budget, Philip Hammond's morning interviews and the Institute for Fiscal Studies' post-budget briefing. Philip Hammond Photograph: ITV John Humphrys is interviewing Philip Hammond. Q: Do you ever think t

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-23 08:12:33

Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.18%

Reuters. Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.18% Investing.com - Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare, Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher. At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-23 16:15:32

This Is What Happens When You Ask Politicians to Stop Tweeting

After Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble ordered lawmakers to pocket their phones and stop tweeting during sessions of parliament, they responded with irritation and disbelief. Via Twitter. Schaeuble, the veteran former finance minister, who was elected speaker of Germany's lower house of parlia

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-23 16:33:31

Candidate list for Eurogroup head to be published on Dec 1

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, will announce on Dec. 1 the names of those who applied to succeed him, but there are still no clear front-runners for the election that will happen three days later. Most ministers would like Dijsselbloem, a 51-y

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 17:28:30

Greek pensioners protest against government that 'took everything'

ATHENS (Reuters) - Several hundred elderly Greeks marched through Athens on Thursday, protesting against a government they say "took everything" with a new round of cuts to pensions and crumbling health care benefits. A Greek pensioner smokes during a demonstration against cutbacks in medical care

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 12:55:10

Talented Croatia seek to emulate class of 98

(Reuters) - Having reached the 2018 World Cup after a patchy campaign during which they sacked coach Ante Cacic, Croatia will head to the 32-team tournament in Russia hoping to emulate the Balkan nation's 1998 success when they made the semi-finals. Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications -

REUTERS - 2017-11-23 00:23:19

Putin Turns His Eyes Towards Southern Europe

This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. In November 2016, the Atlantic Council published the first volume of The Kremlin's Trojan Horses, detailing the extent of Russian-linked political networks in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. That report has since become a guide to

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-22 15:58:02

Macron budget risks breaching EU fiscal rules, says Brussels

Brussels has warned that France's first budget under Emmanuel Macron risks running foul of EU fiscal rules, dealing a blow to the president's hopes of restoring the country's economic credibility after his election. In its annual verdict on the draft budgets of the 19 eurozone member states, the Eur

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2017-11-22 14:03:06

Athens flash floods: 21 dead; one missing as water engulfs areas of Greece's capital

Athens: The death toll from flash floods near Athens last week has risen to 21, with one more person still missing, officials said Tuesday. The body of a truck driver was recovered at a municipal vehicle lot in Mandra, the town near Athens worst hit by the flood, nearly a week after he disappeared.


Euro zone regulators to set new binding capital targets for banks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone regulators said on Wednesday they will impose binding targets on most of the bloc's largest banks forcing them to raise their capital buffers within a maximum of four years. The Single Resolution Board said it will set for the first time "binding targets for the major

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 15:49:54

German coalition talks continue amidst stalemate

The German president is pursuing efforts to broker a coalition deal which might include the centre-left Social Democrats. The move comes after talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party, the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens collapsed. A "grand coalition" between Mrs Merk

BBC - 2017-11-22 11:46:42

France, five others risk breaking deficit rules : EU

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to reduce public overspending with tough reforms and spending cuts AFP/File KENZO TRIBOUILLARD The EU warned Wednesday that France and five other countries were at risk of breaching the bloc's tough public spending rules, adding to the pressure on President

24MATINS.UK - 2017-11-22 11:35:02

The slipping crown of Angela Merkel

Ask a European about strong and stable leadership and, up until this week, they'd have pointed the finger at Germany. A country proud of its post-war record of political stability and careful consensus-building. Until, that is, Angela Merkel won the dubious honour of becoming the first German Chance