Saturday

19th Aug 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.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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