Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

Marine Le Pen goes to Russia

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will travel to Russia on Friday (24 March), where she will meet with Russian lawmakers. The visit was announced shortly after Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, called Le Pen and US president Donald Trump “realists, if you want, or anti-globalists” and said they didn't represent fringe or “populist” views. Le Pen's party has previously received funding from a Russian bank.

Opinion

Macron goes east to test appetites for EU integration

The next few months will be decisive in selecting who stays in the core of the EU and who stays behind, writes Tomas Prouza, a former state secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  2. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  3. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  4. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week
  5. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  6. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  7. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  8. European Union returns to 2 percent growth

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