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.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou aims to force opposition parties’ hands by calling a referendum on the latest European Union bailout effort, Martin Schulz, floor leader of the Socialists in the European Parliament, said in an interview with Der Spiegel.
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, and the finance minister of Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia call for an effective bilateral tax treaty with Switzerland as a prerequisite for a necessary EU- wide rule.
A decision by Greece to give up the euro would trigger a chain reaction that would force Spain and Portugal out of the common currency, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in which he warned against such a step.
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