EPP votes to suspend Hungary′s Fidesz party | News | DW

The European People’s People party voted on Wednesday to suspend membership for Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party. Delegates of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament are opposed to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s authoritarian style and anti-European Union, anti-migration policies. Campaign posters … Continue reading EPP votes to suspend Hungary′s Fidesz party | News | DW

Danish MP with baby ordered out of parliament by speaker | News | DW

Danish lawmaker Mette Abildgaard took to Facebook to respond to speaker Pia Kjaersgaard’s request to remove her baby daughter from the parliamentary chamber. The Facebook post had gathered 2,300 comments by Wednesday as Abildgaard explained: “I didn’t ask for permission … Continue reading Danish MP with baby ordered out of parliament by speaker | News | DW

Italy seizes migrant rescue boat Mare Jonio | News | DW

Sicilian prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the seizure of the Italian-flagged ship “Mare Jonio.” The rescue boat was allowed to dock on the Italian island of Lampedusa while accompanied by coast guard ships following nearly two days at sea. The prosecutors’ decision ended a standoff … Continue reading Italy seizes migrant rescue boat Mare Jonio | News | DW

Pope rejects resignation of cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up | News | DW

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, one of France’s most senior Catholic clergymen, said on Tuesday that the pope rejected his resignation following his conviction in a sex abuse-related case. Barbarin was sentenced earlier this month to a six-month suspended jail … Continue reading Pope rejects resignation of cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up | News | DW

Ukraine′s next president — a laughing matter? | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

The presidential election in Ukraine is scheduled for March 31 — coincidentally, the day before April Fool’s Day, on which the results are announced. For one of the candidates, that’s great: “April 1 is a fantastic date for me to … Continue reading Ukraine′s next president — a laughing matter? | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW