Martin Schulz

EU anti-fraud office eyeing claims against Merkel challenger Schulz

Martin Schulz's time as European Parliament president could become the subject of a probe by EU's anti-fraud office it emerged on Thursday.

Schulz's SPD surges past CDU for first time in decade, survey shows

The German centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) for the first time in a decade, according to a German survey published on Sunday.

Merkel's challenger akin to Trump, German finance minister says

Germany's finance minister has come out swinging against Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament who will challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship in September.

Germany's SPD surges to four-year poll record after Schulz takeover

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have surged to a four-year poll record after former European Parliament chief Martin Schulz took over the party leadership to run in the September election, according to data released Wednesday.

Merkel challenger Schulz "speaks language of the people," says ally

Former European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Wednesday presented himself in the German parliament as his Social Democrats' (SPD) candidate to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's September 24 election.

Ex-EU Parliament chief Schulz to challenge Merkel in German elections

Former EU Parliament president Martin Schulz is set to lead Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) into battle against Chancellor Angela Merkel in national elections later this year, after being nominated by his party's executive committee.

Gabriel proposes Schulz as the centre-left SPD's challenger to Merkel

German Social Democrat (SPD) chief Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday he will not lead his centre-left party's challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.

European Parliament votes for next president

EU lawmakers will vote for the next president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, seeking a successor to current assembly leader Martin Schulz who is leaving Brussels for a return to German politics.

Juncker and Schulz congratulate Plenkovic

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Thursday congratulated Andrej Plenkovic on becoming the Prime Minister of Croatia.

EU parliament could impose fines in UKIP "altercation" probe

European Parliament President Martin Schulz launched a disciplinary inquiry Friday over events that led to the hospitalization of an EU lawmaker from Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP), with the possibility of imposing fines.

No "a la carte" Brexit menu for Britain, top EU official says

Britain will be not be allowed to pick and choose benefits when it negotiates a British exit from the European Union, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Friday.

Top EU official: Britain needs to leave before mid-2019 election

Britain needs to leave the European Union before parliamentary elections in the bloc in mid-2019, EU Parliament President Martin Schulz said Thursday.

Top EU officials visit Turkey to mend relations with "key partner"

Two top EU officials visited Turkey on Thursday, praising its help stemming the migration crisis and condemning the July coup attempt in the country, after months of strained relations between the two sides.

EU's Schulz says he expects Britain to open Brexit talks after summer

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says he expects Britain to open negotiations on its withdrawal from the European Union "after the summer."

European Parliament chief: Visa deal with Turkey on hold until summer

The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said Wednesday he saw no chance for an agreement on visa-free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July, saying Turkey has not met the conditions.

European Parliament chief: Visa deal with Turkey on hold till summer

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said Wednesday he saw no chance for an agreement on visa-free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July.

Turkey seeks extra 3 billion euros in EU migration aid

Turkey has demanded an additional 3 billion euros (3.3 billion dollars) from the European Union by 2018, in return for help in tackling migration flows, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said at an EU-Turkey summit Monday.