Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Austrian candidate to campaign against EU exit

Independent candidate Van der Bellen is planning to win a presidential run-off vote on 2 October by highlighting the dangers of an Austrian exit from the EU, Reuters reports. He launched his campaign on Tuesday with posters that said "Stronger together - no to Oexit". His far-right rival, Hofer, narrowly leads in polls and has said Austria should quit the EU if Turkey joins or if Brussels gets more powers.

EU boasts unity on Brexit talks

EU leaders adopted the bloc's guidelines for the UK exit negotiations that will start in June, amid concerns that France could elect a president that would try to take it out of the EU.

Column / Brexit Briefing

May’s election juggernaut

The prime minister's Tories almost need not bother campaigning for the June election. There is no opposition worthy of the name.

News in Brief

  1. Vote of no confidence prepared against Spanish PM
  2. Syria to buy Russian anti-missile system
  3. Germany seeks partial burka ban
  4. Libya has no plan to stop migration flows
  5. EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya
  6. Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
  7. Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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