Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Centre-right Gerb party tops Bulgaria result

With 75% of votes counted, the opposition centre-right Gerb party in Bulgaria has come top with 31%, the ruling centre-left Socialists got 19%, the Turkish minority party 16%, a pro-press freedom party led by former TV anchor Barekov got 11% and the new right-wing Reformists 6%.

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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