Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

Sarkozy announces French presidential bid

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is running for next year's presidential election. His bid for a second term, after a first term in 2007-2012, is announced in a book to be published Thursday, which was distributed to media on Monday. He said he would focus on five "challenges": truth, identity, competitiveness, authority and freedom. He will first have to win a primary election in November to get his party's endorsement.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

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