Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Report: Schulz to give up German chancellor bid

Outgoing European Parliament chief Martin Schulz has rowed back on a reported plan to run for German chancellor, according to the Spiegel. The magazine says Schulz will not stand against Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, who has still not said what he intends to do. Schulz is due to run for a seat in the German parliament for the social democrats in next year's elections.

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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