Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Juncker says Merkel gave him guarantees for top job

Asked by Bild am Sonntag if Chancellor Merkel gave him any firm confirmation he will become EU commission chief if the centre-right wins the elections, EPP top candidate Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Yes, I got that. Voters would be discouraged from going to the next EU elections if it didn't happen."

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.

Opinion

Birthday wishes to the European Union

With the EU soon to celebrate its 60th birthday, there are still lingering questions about the bloc's future and whether there can be a change in fortune.

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