EU Parliament chief to meet Merkel, Gauck in Berlin

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani is set to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.

Tajani is also scheduled to meet with German President Joachim Gauck.

Tajani, a member of the European Parliament’s centre-right European People’s Party, was elected to the presidency in January.

He took over from Martin Schulz, a German Social Democrat who returned to Berlin recently to run against Merkel as his party’s chancellor candidate.