Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Germany's Bayer buys Monsanto

German chemical and pharmaceutical multinational Bayer has bought US seed company Monsanto, known in Europe for its promotion of genetically modified seeds for crops. Bayer announced the deal on Wednesday, with media reporting the takeover to cost around €58 billion. The deal is being hailed as one of the biggest takeovers ever, and can be expected to be scrutinized by the European Commission's anti-trust department.

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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