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24th Mar 2017

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Trade talks will fail without more US 'commitment', warns business boss

Landmark EU-US trade talks are in danger of stalling unless the US shows much more “commitment”, according to Emma Marcegaglia, the president of BusinessEurope, the Financial Times reports. "We need to see real progress," said Marcegaglia on Wednesday, who is in Washington DC for meetings with US trade officials.

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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