Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Spain bans rubber bullets for border guards

Spain on Tuesday said it would outlaw rubber bullets for border guards following an incident earlier this month off the Ceuta coast that saw 14 people drown, reports AFP. Guards had fired the bullets to ward off the migrants. Spain's interior minister said the shots did not cause the drownings.

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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