Angela Merkel has finally confirmed that she will run for reappointment as German chancellor in the country’s 2017 parliamentary elections. Many have hoped for this moment, despite the setbacks of the past few years. There is a strong sense that the world needs Merkel now more than ever. She has made some unpopular decisions in her 11 years as chancellor but she is, to many, the antithesis of Donald Trump.
Former Bulgarian air force commander Rumen Radev has won the decisive round of Bulgaria's presidential elections, exit polls have shown. If confirmed, his victory could see Bulgaria leaning more towards Russia.