Sunday

26th Mar 2017

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EU ministers agree to ratify Paris climate agreement

EU ministers agreed to ratify the Paris cimate agreement on Friday. "Deal! Historic day," tweeted EU commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Canete. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the agreement next week, before the EU council adopts a formal decision that will allow the EU to deposit its ratification instrument at the UN before member states complete the ratification.

Rome summit tries to restart EU momentum

EU 27 leaders in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of Treaty of Rome, in bid to counter rising challenges after Brexit. But new ideas are scarce.

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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