Tuesday

25th Apr 2017

Ticker

MEPs reject member states' budget proposal

The European Parliament budget committee rejected on Wednesday cuts proposed by the EU Council in the 2017 budget. The parliament will vote next month on a €161.8 billion budget, €4.13 billion more than the original commission proposal. The parliament's budget rapporteur Jens Geier said that the migration crisis, jobs and growth were priorities and that member states were "acting inconsistently by proposing further cuts to an already under-financed budget."

France still anxious over possibility of Le Pen win

Despite opinion polls that place centrist Macron well ahead of the far-right leader Le Pen in the 7 May presidential run-off, doubts are emerging about his capacity to unite the French people around his candidacy.

Russia suspected of Macron hack

Likely Russian spies tried to steal email passwords from Macron's people the same way they hacked US elections, new study says.

Investigation

Le Pen-Poutine: des liens qui remontent à loin

La leader du Front National a rencontré le président russe trois fois, et non pas une comme elle l'affirme. Mais l'argent que son parti a obtenu, et sous quelles conditions, restent un mystère.