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German tax squeeze adds to coalition tensions

Germany has said it expected its tax intake to be smaller than initially expected in 2024, adding to budget tensions dividing the Chancellor Olaf Scholz's coalition.

Berlin would collect 30.8 billion euros ($33.6 billion) fewer than previously expected in the coming year, according to a biannual estimate published by the finance ministry.

Turks Ready to Decide Fate of Strongman Erdogan on May 14

Supporters of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take a part in a choreography during a 'Unity, Will, Victory' rally at Galatasaray's Nef Stadium in Istanbul, 27 November 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

As President Erdogan finds himself in troubled waters after ruling the country for 21 years, the political atmosphere is tense and both sides predict victory.

Turkish Opposition Candidate Quits Presidential Race at Last Minute

Muharrem Ince, leader of the Homeland Party and former presidential candidate for Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, CHP. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

"I will leave them no excuses. Otherwise, they will put the blame on us [if incumbent President Erdogan's wins]," Ince told a press conference in Ankara in front of his party headquarters.

Slovakia to Get ‘Expert’ Government But Return to Populism Looms

The departed but mostly unlamented coalition government, the first version of which was pieced together in February 2020 by four parties in a push to unseat Fico's Smer party following eight years of increasing authoritarianism and corruption, certainly wasn't helped by circumstances.

Vucic: Broader movement may run in next elections instead of SNS

BELGRADE- Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday evening a broader political movement might run in the next elections instead of his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).

In an appearance on a Happy TV talk show, Vucic said that, despite persistent talk that he would never quit power, he would remain in his post for only as long as his term allowed him.