Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

MEPs call for European social security card

A large majority in the European Parliament on Tuesday backed three non-binding resolutions calling for tougher labour inspections in order to tackle undeclared work, bogus self-employment and social dumping. They also asked the European Commission to consider introducing a European social security card to make it easier to exchange data.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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