Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

EU commissioner: carmakers' attitude unchanged after Dieselgate

EU commissioner for industry Elzbieta Bienkowska told MEPs on Thursday morning that she saw "no shift of attitude" among carmakers after the Dieselgate scandal. She also said several national car approval authorities were still refusing to share emissions data with her. "The general attitude has not changed and this is unacceptable," she said. Bienkowska spoke with members of the inquiry committee into Dieselgate, which identified "maladministration".

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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