Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Eurozone banks set to borrow billions from ECB

Economy eurozone banks are expected to borrow about €250bn in cheap four-year money from the European Central Bank, according to estimates from Morgan Stanley, reports the Financial Times. The loans come amid increasingly gloomy data for Europe’s economic outlook with a slowdown in Germany, France stagnating and Italy in recession.

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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