Romania chooses ex-Economy Minister to lead the country hoping to pull it out of its ongoing political crisis
East and West have clashed over the result, with Moscow backing the former prime minister and the EU and the USA supporting the 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.
The leader of the European Parliament’s socialist group (S&D) Gianni Pittella has thrown his hat into the ring to become the institution’s next president.
Fifteen people were injured when right-wing extremists attacked a May Day gathering in the German city of Weimar on Friday, according to police