I have been asked to write a weekly column on British politics.
In the German press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was called infinitely good - "Die Unkaputtbare". But not only German-speaking citizens can appreciate the beauty of this definition.
So, when you are talking about Alexander Van der Bellen one also has to rethink the election results in the first round of Austrian presidential elections.
In this round Hofer won the race with more than 30 %, Alexander Van der Bellen actually was only on the second place in a very close range. So, when we talk about him, we have to realize, that he wasn’t that popular.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will rule whether Parliament or ministers have the power to begin the Brexit process.
In November of last year, the High Court in London ruled that the Brexit procedure cannot be started without the approval of parliament. After the court statement, the government appealed to the Supreme Court.
Today, the new session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) starts in Strasbourg.
According to the assembly's press service, the main issues of the current session will be the election of PACE's president and vice-president and the election of ECHR judges. The parliamentarians will also discuss reports on the monitoring results of presidential elections in Bulgaria and parliamentary elections in Macedonia.