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Germany's SPD elects Schulz as Merkel's challenger

Germany’s centre-left SPD has confirmed Martin Schulz as the party’s new leader and candidate to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections.

Germany’s centre-left SPD has confirmed Martin Schulz as the party’s new leader and candidate to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections.

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Wings of change favour Germany's Social Democrats

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

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Merkel gets party backing to fight Germany's election

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

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Schulz: "a stronger Europe means a stronger Germany"

The former president of the European Parliament has been nominated to lead Germany's centre-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election.

The former president of the European Parliament has been nominated to lead Germany's centre-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election.

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SPD nominates Schulz to take on Merkel for German Chancellor

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

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Schulz eyes bid to become German Chancellor

Former European parliament president Martin Schulz looks set to be the Social Democrat candidate for German Chancellor.

Former European parliament president Martin Schulz looks set to be the Social Democrat candidate for German Chancellor.

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New president, new direction?

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

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Tajani leads in EP president race

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

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EP president race hots up

Next week, MEPs will vote on who will replace Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

Next week, MEPs will vote on who will replace Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

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EU's Schulz set to bow out as candidates line up to replace him

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

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Martin Schulz, from Bookshops to Berlin?

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

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Martin Schulz stands down as EU parliament president

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

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French police to probe alleged UKIP scuffle

French police will now investigate an alleged scuffle between two members of the UK Independence Party in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg.

French police will now investigate an alleged scuffle between two members of the UK Independence Party in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg.

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European Parliament head Martin Schulz warns UK 'no a la carte' Brexit menu

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

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EU-Turkey relations under the spotlight in Bratislava

EU ministers tread a fine line between pushing Ankara to heed their concerns about human rights without affecting diplomatic relations.

EU ministers tread a fine line between pushing Ankara to heed their concerns about human rights without affecting diplomatic relations.

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Diplomatic efforts to save EU-Turkey migrant deal

Building bridges in Ankara, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz met with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to work out their differences on the EU-Turkey migrant…

Building bridges in Ankara, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz met with the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to work out their differences on the EU-Turkey migrant…

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Schulz urges UK to make a speedy EU exit

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the EU had a duty to respect the result of the Brexit referendum and criticised those who say “the institution never…

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the EU had a duty to respect the result of the Brexit referendum and criticised those who say “the institution never…

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Martin Schulz: 'The European Union is in a dismal state'

The president of the European Parliament says a Brexit would be "a disaster both for the European Union and for Britain."

The president of the European Parliament says a Brexit would be "a disaster both for the European Union and for Britain."

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Martin Schulz - in fighting mood

Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, is a busy man these days and not surprisingly so, since his self-proclaimed goal is to save

Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, is a busy man these days and not surprisingly so, since his self-proclaimed goal is to save

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Martin Schulz expels Golden Dawn MEP Synadinos

Strong words were exchanged at the European Parliament during a debate on the EU-Turkey deal. A Greek MEP landed himself in hot water for his

Strong words were exchanged at the European Parliament during a debate on the EU-Turkey deal. A Greek MEP landed himself in hot water for his

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EU's Schulz slams Hungary's 'populist' migrant referendum

Hungary’s decision to hold a referendum on the EU’s relocation scheme for refugees and migrants has been branded as ‘populist’ by the European

Hungary’s decision to hold a referendum on the EU’s relocation scheme for refugees and migrants has been branded as ‘populist’ by the European