January 2020

Spanish caretaker prime minister, socialist Pedro Sanchez, applauds after winning a parliamentary vote to elect a premier at the Spanish Congress (Las Cortes) in Madrid on January 7, 2020. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP
Spanish caretaker prime minister, social […]

Spanish PM turns left in coalition with Podemos

Spain's new coalition between PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialists and hard-left Podemos wants to raise taxes for the rich, roll back a reform of labour market laws and raise salaries
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (L, OeVP) and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler (R, Green) attend the first Council of Ministers of a new government coalition of conservatives and Greens in Vienna on January 8, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (L, O […]

Austria’s unlikely coalition plan boasts ‘best of both worlds’

Austria's new coalition of conservatives and Greens has set out plans to make the country not only a pioneer in fighting climate change but also one that pursues anti-immigration policies
(L-R) Luigi Di Maio, Italian Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Dominic Raab, UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attend the four top EU foreign officials roundtable on Libya and Iran as tensions escalate on both those fronts. Photo: Christos Dogas/EU Council/dpa
(L-R) Luigi Di Maio, Italian Foreign Min […]

Four EU foreign ministers in Brussels for Middle East crisis talks

Europe's top diplomats are meeting up to look for solutions regarding the current conflicts taking place in the Middle East, whether it was the situation in Libya or Iraq and Iran.