Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Lithuania opposition in election lead

Lithuania's opposition party may unseat the ruling Social Democrats following initial general election results. With 90 percent of the first-round votes counted, the Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LPGU) took some 22.3 percent, followed by the Homeland Union conservatives (20.6 percent) and Social Democrats (14.7 percent) A second and final round of voting is set to take place on 23 October.

'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.

Opinion

Birthday wishes to the European Union

With the EU soon to celebrate its 60th birthday, there are still lingering questions about the bloc's future and whether there can be a change in fortune.

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