Monday

23rd Oct 2017

Ticker

France detained 50,000 migrants in 2011

France placed 50,000 irregular migrants in detention centres in 2011, reports the AFP. A quarter of the migrants placed in the centres were then deported without having had their cases heard by a judge, according to a report by French NGOs working on refugee rights.

Catalan MPs weigh up independence declaration

A crucial week is ahead in Catalonia as its leaders decide whether to declare independence - an illegal move according to the Spanish government – or yield to pressure from Madrid.

Italian regions demand autonomy from Rome

The Lombardy and Veneto regions in northern Italy are seeking greater self-determination from the central government following referendum results on Sunday.

Investigation

The mysterious German behind Orban's Russian deals

Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, and who provided a jet for Commission vice-president Guenther Oettinger, played a crucial role in Hungary's controversial Paks nuclear deal with Russia, Direkt36's investigation has found.

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