Friday

24th Mar 2017

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Ukraine's ex-regime lodge two more anti-EU lawsuits

Two more members of Ukraine's ousted regime, former prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka and his son Artem, have filed cases against an EU asset freeze. Their names bring the number of legal challenges to 11. Former spy chief Yakymenko and former interior minister Zakharchenko have also begun preparations to file complaints.

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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