Sunday

20th Aug 2017

Ticker

Low EP election turnout in Slovenia

By 4pm local time only 16% of eligible voters in Slovenia had voted, compared to 20% by that time in 2009. "Expectations of the European [elections] are much lower today than they were at the end of eighties," said president, and former MEP, Borut Pahor. Polling stations close at 7pm.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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