Monday

23rd Oct 2017

Ticker

Swiss economy flatlines

Switzerland's economy recorded zero growth in the second quarter of 2014, the country's State Secretariat for Economics reported on Tuesday. Analysts said that the performance, which mirrors the eurozone's flat performance between April and June, was the result of lower exports with the eurozone and a fall in construction spending.

Catalan MPs weigh up independence declaration

A crucial week is ahead in Catalonia as its leaders decide whether to declare independence - an illegal move according to the Spanish government – or yield to pressure from Madrid.

Italian regions demand autonomy from Rome

The Lombardy and Veneto regions in northern Italy are seeking greater self-determination from the central government following referendum results on Sunday.

Investigation

The mysterious German behind Orban's Russian deals

Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, and who provided a jet for Commission vice-president Guenther Oettinger, played a crucial role in Hungary's controversial Paks nuclear deal with Russia, Direkt36's investigation has found.

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