A clear indication of people's desire to stay in the EU, and a "good sign" ahead of French elections. That's how senior German conservative MEP Manfred Weber described the election results in the Netherlands.
A little-known Bavarian is seeking the European Commission's top office. Who is Manfred Weber? And does the little-known member of the Christian Social Union, Angela Merkel's CDU sister party, stand a chance?
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on Germany to stop delaying EU decisions about taxes and the eurozone budget. The people of Europe are running out of patience, he warned, while populists love EU indecision.
Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies; others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel's step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Approaching general elections in the Netherlands, all eyes are on populist candidate Geert Wilders. In a DW interview, Dutch political scientist Andrej Zaslove provides insight into Wilders and the country's politics.
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