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27th Apr 2017

Ticker

Bulgaria to hold early election on 26 March

Bulgaria's new president, Rumen Radev, announced on Tuesday that parliament will be dissolved on Friday and early elections called for 26 March. Ognyan Gerdzhikov, a 70-year-old law professor who served as parliament speaker from 2001 to 2005, will be appointed interim prime minister. It will be the third parliamentary elections in four years and follows the resignation of Boiko Borisov's center-right government after losing to Radev in November's presidential election.

EU starts legal action against Hungary

The EU Commission is to launch a legal probe into Hungary's attack on a Soros-funded university, but Hungary's Orban was unrepentant the he faced MEPs.

Opinion

Brexit is about Europe's future as well

Europe must learn the lessons of TTIP and ensure that the negotiations transparently address the broad interests of European citizens, including on climate change and the environment.

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