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27th Mar 2017

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Turkey wants 1,900 years in prison for Gulen

Turkish prosecutors are calling for Muslim teacher Fethullah Gulen, who lives in exile in the US, to serve two life sentences and an additional 1,900 years in prison on charges of instigating the failed coup on 15 July, state news agency Anadolu has reported. The proposed penalty comes after Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had spoken of reinstating capital punishment, a move that would have ended Turkey's EU accession bid.

Rome summit tries to restart EU momentum

EU 27 leaders in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of Treaty of Rome, in bid to counter rising challenges after Brexit. But new ideas are scarce.

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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