BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Friday, Oct. 13. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at

SPAIN-CATALONIA — Following spot developments with just four days until a Spanish deadline for Catalonia's regional president to say whether or not the region has declared independence from Spain. UPCOMING: Developing. Text, photos, video.

AUSTRIA-ELECTION-Q&A — Austrians elect a new government Sunday, with polls indicating that the country will drift strongly to the right. Leading is the People's Party, which has shifted from centrist to right-wing positions. The traditionally right-wing and anti-migrant Freedom Party is second and the center-left-Social Democrats are trailing in third place. Here are some questions and answers about the election, and why it is significant beyond Austria's borders. By George Jahn. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1300 GMT.

FRANCE-TOULOUSE ATTACKS-TRIAL — The brother of Islamic extremist Mohammed Merah testifies at the trial into the 2012 killings of Jewish schoolchildren and soldiers in southern France. Brother Abdelkader Merah, suspected of complicity, is the main player in the trial after Mohammed was killed by police. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1300 GMT, developing on merit.

EU FOOD FIGHT — A European Union summit meeting on the inferior food quality sold in eastern EU member states. The premiers of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, representatives of other members countries, the EU Commission to attend. UPCOMING. 130 words after a news conference planned for 1020 GMT. Up to 250 words on merits. Photos, video.

ROMANIA-EU-TUSK — President of the European Council Donald Tusk visits Romania to discuss the future of the European Union with President Klaus Iohannis. Meeting is Friday morning. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.

Updated : 2021-02-28 20:42 GMT+08:00