The first-ever popular campaign for European Commission president got under way with Jean-Claude Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, winning the nomination of Europe’s center-right parties.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a portrait on her desk of Russian empress Catherine the Great, the Prussian-born princess who went on to expand Russia’s territory to the west and the south, including Crimea.
Germany should scrap its clean- energy subsidies because the system has driven up electricity costs for consumers and hasn’t spurred innovation or reduced greenhouse gases, a group of government advisers said.
On the night French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid in May 2012, he told crestfallen supporters he was quitting politics. About two years on, he’s having trouble keeping his promise.
Socialist parties are likely to be the top vote-getters in the European Parliament elections in May, raising the chances that Germany’s Martin Schulz will become the next president of the European Commission, an analysis of poll data showed.
Germany should end its clean-energy subsidy system early to reduce costs and contain rising power prices that threaten industries, according to a senior lawmaker in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition.
The Ukraine bond rally spurred by Russia’s pledge to provide more cash to the country lasted about one hour, underscoring how deadly street protests in Kiev are overshadowing the government’s push to line up aid.