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Austria’s new chancellor takes the reins of power

Austria’s new chancellor has taken the reins of power, two days after Sebastian Kurz resigned amid corruption allegations. Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen swore...

German election: Candidates to succeed Angela Merkel make final push

Germany’s political parties prepared to rally their supporters and win over undecided voters, two days before a national election that will determine who succeeds...

Donald Tusk wins leadership of Poland’s strongest opposition party

Former European Union leader and ex-prime minister Donald Tusk was elected head of the strongest party in Poland’s fragmented opposition on Saturday. Mr Tusk, 64,...

Swedish premier asks parliament speaker to form new government

Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister has asked the parliament speaker to form a new government. Stefan Lofven, who has been premier since 2014, became the...

Finland’s local elections a test for nation’s young leader

Finland is holding local elections which are seen as a first test for its popular young Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who took...

EU vows to use all available tools to ensure UK honours Brexit agreement

Top European Union officials have vowed to use all available measures to ensure the UK respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the...

Nato will continue to train Afghan soldiers after exiting country, says chief

Nato will continue to train Afghan special forces outside the country after it winds up 18 years of security work in the conflict-torn country,...

Austrian chancellor under investigation by anti-corruption authorities

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has confirmed he is under investigation by anti-corruption authorities on suspicion he made false statements to a parliamentary commission –...

Merkel blames German ‘perfectionism’ for current virus woes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed her country’s difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic on “a tendency towards perfectionism”. In a lengthy television interview with public...

Armenia to hold early parliamentary election in June

Armenia’s prime minister has set an early parliamentary election for June as he sought to defuse the country’s political crisis. The opposition pushing for Prime...

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