Support for the Dutch GreenLeft party (GroenLinks) surged in local elections last week. It is now the biggest party in 13 towns across the Netherlands, including Amsterdam and Utrecht.
New tariffs on US steel and aluminium imports announced recently by US President Donald Trump have sparked fears of a global trade war. European imports would be severely affected.
A series of big topics were on the agenda for Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg between 12-15 March. Arguably the most important was a debate and vote on the EU’s post-2020 budget. It is one in a series of steps that will lay out the future priorities of the Europe’s political union.