Saturday

25th Mar 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.

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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