Monday

23rd Oct 2017

Ticker

France and Belgium inject more billions to save Dexia bank

Belgium's finance ministry confirmed Thursday a deal with France to pump an additional €5.5bn into saving Dexia bank, of which Belgian tax-payers are to pay 53%. Last year the bank received €6.4bn in public funds to stay afloat. The capital injection require approval from Dexia shareholders and the European Commission.

Catalan MPs weigh up independence declaration

A crucial week is ahead in Catalonia as its leaders decide whether to declare independence - an illegal move according to the Spanish government – or yield to pressure from Madrid.

Italian regions demand autonomy from Rome

The Lombardy and Veneto regions in northern Italy are seeking greater self-determination from the central government following referendum results on Sunday.

Investigation

The mysterious German behind Orban's Russian deals

Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, and who provided a jet for Commission vice-president Guenther Oettinger, played a crucial role in Hungary's controversial Paks nuclear deal with Russia, Direkt36's investigation has found.

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