Politics of Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23534/all en German left hopes to slow Merkel's momentum in key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* State test of voter sentiment 8 months before federal vote</p> <p>* Popular Merkel-ally "Mac" may lose power despite strong<br /> showing</p> <p>* SPD, Greens hope victory will slow Merkel drive for 3rd<br /> term</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A decade and a half<br /> ago, Gerhard Schroeder's resounding victory in a state vote in<br /> Lower Saxony gave his Social Democrats (SPD) the momentum they<br /> needed to seize power in Germany after 16 long years of<br /> conservative rule under Helmut Kohl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance '90/The Greens Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Free Democratic Party Gerhard Schröder German federal election Government Helmut Kohl Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731333 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Italy's real election battle is Monti vs Berlusconi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-italys-real-election-battle-monti-vs-berlusconi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Berlusconi aims to block centre-left in parliament</p> <p>* Centre-left almost certain to win election</p> <p>* However, real battle is in uncertain Senate vote</p> <p>* Berlusconi success could bring paralysis and instability</p> <p>By Barry Moody and Paolo Biondi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-italys-real-election-battle-monti-vs-berlusconi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731709 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK business chiefs warn Cameron of EU exit dangers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-uk-business-chiefs-warn-cameron-eu-exit-dangers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK business: Britain must be at heart of a reformed Europe</p> <p>* Wholesale changes to UK's role in Europe would be dangerous</p> <p>* David Cameron set to give important EU policy speech</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths and Brenda Goh</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will damage Britain's fragile economy if he demands major changes that could threaten the country's relationship with the European Union, business leaders said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-uk-business-chiefs-warn-cameron-eu-exit-dangers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Law Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732174 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Berlusconi seen falling short in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Predictions suggest Berlusconi cannot succeed</p> <p>* Based on regional opinion poll and projections</p> <p>* Sticking point could be Monti's demand for premiership</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has little chance of destabilising a centre-left government after Italy's February election and outgoing premier Mario Monti is the most likely to become kingmaker, one of Italy's top experts on voting trends said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732233 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. warns Britain not to drift away from EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-us-warns-britain-not-drift-away-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. official wants "strong British voice in EU"</p> <p>* UK risks "turning inwards" over Europe referendum</p> <p>* British leader to set out EU policy in coming days</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths and Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The United States wants Britain to stay in the European Union and fears a British exit would run against U.S. interests, a senior official in Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-us-warns-britain-not-drift-away-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Union Law Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732252 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Possible successors to Hungarian central bank head Simor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-possible-successors-hungarian-central-bank-head-simor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Following are possible candidates to become the next Hungarian central bank governor, based on Reuters sources and local media reports.</p> <p>Governor Andras Simor's term ends on March 2 but Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to nominate his successor for a six-year term only at the last minute.</p> <p>GYORGY MATOLCSY</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-possible-successors-hungarian-central-bank-head-simor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bankers Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Hungary Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732693 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. intervention on EU opens rift in UK leadership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-intervention-eu-opens-rift-uk-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron under international pressure over EU policy</p> <p>* U.S. has said it wants Britain to stay in EU</p> <p>* Cameron says wants to renegotiate relationship with EU</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn and Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - An outspoken intervention by a senior U.S. official who said Britain should not leave the European Union opened up a new rift between Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-us-intervention-eu-opens-rift-uk-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Nick Clegg Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732712 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel's CDU up in key German state after rival's gaffes -poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/merkels-cdu-key-german-state-after-rivals-gaffes-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opinion polls show SPD loses big lead in Lower Saxony</p> <p>* Conservatives could pull off surprise win in state</p> <p>* Steinbrueck bungling campaign to oust Merkel in September</p> <p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Gaffe-prone German opposition leader Peer Steinbrueck may cost his Social Democrats what was once seen as a certain victory in a regional vote this month and a potential win over Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition in September, a poll showed on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/merkels-cdu-key-german-state-after-rivals-gaffes-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Politics Politics of Europe SPD Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733134 at http://www.globalpost.com Italians see instability after election, lose faith in Monti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monti loses popularity after entering race</p> <p>* Only 14 percent of Italians expect stable government</p> <p>* Grillo's populists lose ground under Berlusconi/Monti assault</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Only one in seven Italians believe a stable government will emerge from elections next month and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti's popularity has dropped to a new low since his entry into the race, an opinion poll said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733165 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British PM says U.S. backs bid to alter EU membership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-british-pm-says-us-backs-bid-alter-eu-membership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron tries to quash perception of discord with U.S.</p> <p>* Says U.S. backs UK bid to stay in EU but alter ties</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain on Friday sought to counter perceptions of discord with the United States over the European Union, saying U.S. President Barack Obama had told Prime Minister David Cameron that he supported his drive to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-british-pm-says-us-backs-bid-alter-eu-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Law Politics Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733185 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany says wants Britain as an active EU partner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/germany-says-wants-britain-active-eu-partner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Berlin wants Britain to remain an active and constructive partner in the European Union, joining a growing international debate on the course of London's future ties with the bloc.</p> <p>He spoke a day after the head of the German parliament's influential European Affairs Committee warned British Prime Minister David Cameron against trying to "blackmail" other states when considering Britain's position.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/germany-says-wants-britain-active-eu-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733264 at http://www.globalpost.com Key witness in Berlusconi sex trial set to testify Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-set-testify-monday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The nightclub dancer who is the main witness in the sex trial of Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will testify at a hearing in Milan on Monday, her lawyer said on Saturday.</p> <p>Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name "Ruby the Heartstealer", was due to give evidence in the case last December but failed to show up, telling her lawyer she was on holiday in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-set-testify-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733548 at http://www.globalpost.com Former PM Zeman wins first round of Czech presidential race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/former-pm-zeman-wins-first-round-czech-presidential-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Former leftist Prime Minister Milos Zeman won the first round of the Czech Republic's first direct presidential election but will face strong competition in a run-off in two weeks, partial results showed on Saturday.</p> <p>The next president will replace the strongly Euro-sceptic incumbent Vaclav Klaus, whose final term ends in March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/former-pm-zeman-wins-first-round-czech-presidential-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Czech Republic Politics of Europe Politics of the Czech Republic Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733598 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Key witness in Berlusconi sex trial to testify Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-testify-monday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds lawyer considering asking for suspension, paragraph 7)</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The nightclub dancer who is the main witness in the sex trial of Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to testify on Monday, her lawyer said on Saturday.</p> <p>Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name "Ruby the Heartstealer", was due to testify in the Milan court in December but failed to show up, telling her lawyer she was on holiday in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-testify-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733674 at http://www.globalpost.com Rival EU camps turn up pressure on UK's Cameron http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron set to deliver major speech on UK's EU future</p> <p>* Poll puts Cameron's party behind anti-EU party</p> <p>* Eurosceptics want "in or out" referendum on EU</p> <p>* Pro-Europeans warn of investment risk</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Europe European Union Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733764 at http://www.globalpost.com