The co-leader of the German Green party will run again for its leadership, despite members having rejected her for the national ticket. The Greens hope Claudia Roth's decision will position them well ahead of national elections next year.
There are few other countries like Lebanon where domestic affairs are so affected by regional calamities. With Hezbollah still fighting across the border in Syria, Lebanon is struggling with political deadlock.
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.
Germany’s top court has abolished a rule that said political parties need at least 3 percent of the vote to enter the EU Parliament. The court has said the hurdle infringed on parties’ rights to equal opportunities.
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