Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Merkel 'disappointed' by tax-avoiding football chief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "disappointed" by Bayern Muenchen chief Ulli Hoeness who admitted having millions of euros in Swiss bank accounts, Merkel's spokesman said. Hoeness is a personal friend of Merkel and has close links to the Christian-Social Union, which opposed a bank disclosure deal with Switzerland.

Column / Brexit Briefing

The Union under threat

The effect of Brexit will be much more profound on Northern Ireland than on Scotland. Some kind of border controls with Ireland seem inevitable.

Bulgaria's election test

Sunday's general elections will be a test for the country's relations with the EU, Russia, and Turkey, as well as for the political future of former leader Borisov.

'Mr Putin steps into French elections'

Putin treated France's anti-EU firebrand, Le Pen, as if she had already won the elections. "I have my own viewpoint ... identical to Russia's", she said.

SMEs lack support in EU financial plan

The European Commission's plan for a capital markets union is said to be aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, but many could end up being left out in the cold.

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