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24th Mar 2017

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Barroso: EU-Russia-Ukraine talks to start 11 July

EU trade commissioner De Gucht is to meet Russian and Ukrainian ministers in Brussels on 11 July for talks on the implementation of the EU-Ukraine free trade agreement, EU commission chief Barroso said Wednesday. He said the treaty, to be signed Friday, represents the EU's "solemn commitment" to support Ukraine.

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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