Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Spain's Podemos re-elects anti-establisment leader

Pablo Iglesias was re-elected secretary-general of Podemos on Sunday after facing a challenge from a more moderate candidate, Inigo Errejon. Iglesias secured some 89 percent of the vote in a party rooted in popular protest against the political status quo. The left-wing party rose to prominence in 2014 and has secured 71 seats in parliament but suffered from infighting between Iglesias and Errejon.

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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