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25th Mar 2017

Ticker

China angry over Dalai Lama's Brussels visit

China lashed out at the European Parliament on Monday for hosting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, in Strasbourg last week. "China is resolutely opposed to the mistaken actions of the European Parliament," said foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. The Chinese authorities say the Noble-prize winner is a separatist, though he denies this, saying he just wants talks over Tibet's future.

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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