German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from conservative allies on Sunday (2 August) to run for a fourth term in 2017 after an opinion poll showed they could win an absolute majority if an election were held next week.
Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais migrant crisis.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday (2 August) he would seek greater backing for a U.N. peace plan for Libya which has been spurned by some key players in a country where two rival governments are vying for power.
Panos Skourletis, the new Greek energy minister, is tasked with a heavy reform agenda that could help revive the cash-strapped Greek economy and make the country return to growth. But the stakes are high.
The Addis Ababa action plan recommends raising taxes on tobacco to finance sustainable development. In the Philippines, a 340% tobacco tax hike helped fund a universal health insurance programme. EurActiv France reports .
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan this autumn and the two will discuss the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday (31 July).
Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) agreed on Thursday to award civil servants a 1% pay rise next year, their first hike in five years after public employee salaries were reined in as part of cost cuts during a deep recession. The move comes ahead of a parliamentary election expected in November.
Greece's ruling Syriza movement backed a call on Thursday (30 July) from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold an emergency party congress as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.