Saturday, May 25, 2019
MPs will debate the Budget later with Labour dismissing the government's claim to be ending austerity. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said welfare cuts were continuing and public services could face a further squeeze. But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition allies in Berlin both lost support in a regional election in the western state of Hesse on Sunday, dealing a blow to the fragile national government. Merkel’s conservative Christian...
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker received an open harsh   letter from the president of the Neoliberal Party in Romania, Catalin Beciu,  in which Catalin Beciu is accusing Jean-Claude of indifference regarding the high corruption from the...
A Chinese intelligence official who allegedly conspired to steal trade secrets from an Ohio aviation company has been extradited to the U.S., according to the Justice Department. Xu Yanjun targeted U.S. and European aerospace companies on behalf of China’s Ministry...
Romania’s prime minister Viorica Dancila was welcomed with standing ovations by her ministers before the government meeting on Thursday. She was congratulated for her speech before the European Parliament on Wednesday, in which she criticized the Cooperation and Verification mechanism (CVM) on...
Italy and the European Union resumed their sniping as the populist government in Rome prepared to flesh out its fiscal plans.  Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, predicted the administration would overshoot the budget deficit target of 2.4 percent...
The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law -...

Swedish election

The Swedish general election has left the two main political blocs almost tied, with the anti-immigration party making gains on its previous results. With nearly all ballots counted, the governing centre-left coalition is marginally ahead of its centre-right Alliance rivals,...
Scott Morrison has become Australia's new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an "insurgency" by conservative...
Britain will refuse to pay its £39 billion divorce bill to Brussels if the European Union fails to agree a trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary pledges today. Dominic  Raab told The Sunday Telegraph that he would make the vast payment formally...

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