Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Slovakian PM criticises EU sanctions on Russia

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico criticised the EU's "meaningless" sanctions on Russia at a news conference Thursday. "Why should we jeopardise the EU economy that is beginning to grow?" questioned Fico. "Who profits from the EU economy decreasing, Russia's economy having troubles and Ukraine economically on its knees?" he added.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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