Luxembourg is getting a new prime minister for the first time in almost two decades after coalition partners agreed on a five-year government program, marking the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s tenure as premier.
Coalition talks to form a new government in Luxembourg conclude today, signaling the imminent end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s tenure as prime minister, a post he has held for longer than any other European leader.
Ernst Strasser, a former interior minister who was filmed offering to influence legislation for money, faces a retrial after Austria’s highest court overturned his jail sentence for corruption and influence peddling.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s Social Democrats suffered a smaller setback than initially thought in yesterday’s local elections as voters shrugged off the government’s unpopular economic policies.
Austrian conservatives kept the option to form a government with euro-skeptic parties and abandon an alliance with the socialists after voters dealt that coalition an historical blow in yesterday’s national elections.