Thursday

23rd Nov 2017

Ticker

Commission predicts better EU growth

The European Commission has revised upwards its economic growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018. In its Winter Forecasts published on Monday it said the eurozone could grow by 1.6% in 2017 and 1.8% in 2018, compared with 1.5% and 1.7% expected in the previous forecasts in November. It expects the EU to grow by 1.8% both in 2017 and 2018, compared with earlier estimates of 1.6% and 1.8%.

Berlin risks being 'culprit' for stalling EU, warns Green MEP

Reinhard Buetikofer, who participated in the failed coalition talks, puts the blame squarely on FDP being 'afraid to govern', but hopes "there will be a lot of phone calls" to German politicians on the consequences of the deadlock in Berlin.

Opinion

Eastern partners, eastern problems

The EU must hold out the olive branch of possible membership in the distant future - but the current domestic problems in the ex-Soviet states, let alone their links to Russia make more than that difficult.

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