Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

EU universities lag in world ranking

Cambridge and Oxford in the UK were the only institutions from any EU member state to make the top 10 in the latest Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University of Copenhagen in Denmark was the next best EU contender, but it came in 31st place. US universities dominated the survey, and some Chinese institutions made the top 100 for the first time.

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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