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25th Mar 2017

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EU commission gives MEPs Dieselgate paper at last moment

The European Commission was "not very cooperative" towards the European Parliament's inquiry committee into the Dieselgate scandal, committee member Bas Eickhout (Greens) told journalists Tuesday. He said the commission sent a relevant document just this month, while the inquiry is almost over. "Apparently they forgot to distribute this to us," said Eickhout. MEPs will interrogate representatives from Audi on Tuesday in the last planned hearing.

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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