On Tuesday, the European Parliament votes on who will become its next president. Two contenders look particularly likely to clinch victory and succeed Martin Schulz. DW's Brussels correspondent Max Hofmann has more on 'Italy vs Italy.'
Silvio Berlusconi's old acquaintance said he would be willing to leave his post at the European Parliament for the prime minister's office. The two have known each other since Tajani co-founded Forza Italia in 1994.
Far-left lawmakers appeared to see a lack of commitment to the pro-independence cause in Jordi Turull. The 51-year-old had called for dialogue with the Spanish government ahead of the vote.
European affairs ministers have agreed on May 26 for the next European Parliament elections, bringing the date forward two weeks. With the exit of Britain from the bloc, the assembly is to shrink.
Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
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