Saturday

25th Mar 2017

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Polish president reminds Trump of Nato commitments

In a congratulatory letter, Poland's president Andrzej Duda reminded his future American counterpart "that during this year's Nato Summit in Warsaw the US decided to increase its military presence in Poland, thereby strengthening the Alliance's Eastern flank". Duda told president-elect Donald Trump he hoped his "leadership will open new opportunities for our cooperation based on mutual commitment". His spokesman added that fulfilment of the commitments was "the most important" issue.

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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