Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Germany scraps Russian military contract

Germany has scrapped a military contract for a training camp with Russia worth over €100 million, according to Germany's Sueddeutsche newspaper. The paper on Sunday said German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel "withdraw his authoritisation" for a camp initially set up to train 30,000 Russian soldiers.

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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