Tuesday

25th Apr 2017

Ticker

Merkel backs De Guindos for Eurogroup post

While in Spain, German chancellor Merkel said she backs economy minister Luis de Guindos for the presidency of the Eurogroup of finance ministers. With Italy's Draghi already running the ECB, this reduces the chances of France, another southern EU country, getting the top economics post in the new EU commission.

France still anxious over possibility of Le Pen win

Despite opinion polls that place centrist Macron well ahead of the far-right leader Le Pen in the 7 May presidential run-off, doubts are emerging about his capacity to unite the French people around his candidacy.

Russia suspected of Macron hack

Likely Russian spies tried to steal email passwords from Macron's people the same way they hacked US elections, new study says.

Investigation

Le Pen-Poutine: des liens qui remontent à loin

La leader du Front National a rencontré le président russe trois fois, et non pas une comme elle l'affirme. Mais l'argent que son parti a obtenu, et sous quelles conditions, restent un mystère.