Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

MEPs re-elect Weber and Verhofstadt as group leaders

German MEP Manfred Weber was re-elected on Wednesday leader of the European Parliament's largest group, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP). The liberal group Alde also re-elected its leader, Belgium's Guy Verhofstadt, who is also the parliament Brexit negotiator.

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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