Spanish minister De Guindos wins ecb vice president job
21 February 2018 | 4:46 am
Spain's Minister of Economic Affairs Luis de Guindos, who’s held prominent positions in banking and government, won the backing of euro-area finance ministers to replace ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio.
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The relatively new Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is in the Ukrainian capital, bearing information on future tank deliveries, and tried to accentuate the positives of German assistance to Ukraine.
NATO countries should spend more than a minimum 2% pledge on military needs, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius says. He and NATO colleagues meeting in Brussels are being urged to speed up military aid for Kyiv.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her resignation as the leader of Scotland's national government after more than eight years in office.
This week saw the release of a wide-ranging investigation into the lucrative disinformation industry, published by a media consortium led by the French NGO Forbidden Stories. At the centre of the story is a shadowy Israeli group nicknamed "Team Jorge" who claims it has influenced 33 elections worldwide with a potent combination of phone hacking and thousands of fake profiles.
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The disappearance of Chinese banker Bao Fan has renewed concerns about Beijing's crackdown on entrepreneurs. Experts say the trend will cause investors to lose confidence in China.
Sweden is using its presidency of the EU Council to keep European countries mobilised in their support for Ukraine, and to try to enforce the current sanctions on Russia more effectively. Sweden's EU Affairs Minister Jessika Roswall speaks to Talking Europe about those issues, as well as Sweden's application to join NATO, and Stockholm's other priorities in its EU presidency, which is now two months into its six-month stint.
Russia's Defense Ministry said that Sergei Shoigu had met with soldiers on the front line in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the UK has warned Ukraine's hold on Bakhmut is under pressure. DW has the latest.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is visiting Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the country's leadership and meet German soldiers.
German film "All Quiet on the Western Front" is nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Academy Awards. DW met the German culture minister in Los Angeles to discuss the success of the war epic and its "gruesome relevance" because of the Ukraine war.
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