Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

Dutch spot-checks highlight abuse of EU passport freedoms

Dutch border police last year intercepted 1,700 irregular migrants, including 250 cases of people-smuggling, as well as 2,400 people with unpaid fines and "drugs smugglers and money launderers," Dutch broadcaster Nos reports. The spot-checks were limited to 90 hours per month due to EU rules on passport-free travel.

Agenda

EU tackles CO2 threat This WEEK

EU states will haggle over the reform of a carbon trade system, while MEPs vote on overhauling EU car emissions oversight.

Column / Health Matters

The yin and yang of Chinese medicine

Can traditional Chinese medicine help the modern European patient? Malta thinks so, in a new agreement with China.

News in Brief

  1. EU: No military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh war
  2. EU adopts visa-free brake mechanism
  3. Trump and Brexit drew on same resources
  4. Romanian protestors form EU flag at anti-government rally
  5. Over 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany: report
  6. Merger of London and Berlin stock exchanges in doubt
  7. Spanish court jails former IMF chief Rato
  8. Macron proposes Nordic-style economic model for France

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