Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Germany's AfD party gets record rating

Anti-migrant and and anti-EU Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has recorded its highest score ever in a national poll, with 16 percent of voting intention. In a poll published by ARD TV channel, AfD won two points compared to last month after good results in a series of regional elections, while the CDU and the SPD, Germany's main parties, lost one point to 32 percent and 22 percent.

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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