Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Brussels approves French state aid for wind energy

The European Commission on Thursday declared French support of around €500 million per year for electricity from on-shore wind mills as in line with EU state aid rules. In another boost for renewable energy, Brussels also said that French tax reductions for energy-intensive industries may breach EU state aid rules.

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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