Friday

18th Aug 2017

Ticker

Swedish general attacks Nord Stream II gas project

Sweden should "think twice" about letting Russia use the Gotland harbour zone to build the Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany, armed forces chief Micael Byden has said. The general told the SVT broadcaster that building the pipeline would involve giving Russian armed forces access to the infrastructure at a time when Moscow, by its actions in Ukraine and Syria, had become a "challenge to European security".

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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