Slovenia's incumbent president, Danilo Turk, looks poised to win re-election in Sunday's poll. The country is in the midst of a deepening financial crisis and may seek a bailout from the EU.
Germans and Greeks were once close friends and partners within the EU - prior to the euro zone crisis. German President Joachim Gauck is now traveling to Athens to offer encouragement to the debt-stricken country.
As Indonesia prepares to elect a new parliament and president in the coming months, DW examines how political graft is undermining the Southeast Asian country's democratic and economic achievements of the past decade.
The European People's Party will pick a top candidate for this year's EU ballot later on Friday in Dublin. With an eye on Crimea, assembled leaders including Angela Merkel invited Yulia Tymoshenko and Vitaly Klitschko.
The European Socialists have launched their campaign for the European election in late May, with Germany's Martin Schulz as their top candidate. His goal: to become president of the European Commission.
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