Tuesday

21st Feb 2017

Ticker

'Immigration does Germany good'

German President Joachim Gauck in an interview with FAZ has warned against "stoking" fears that migrants take away jobs, hurt Germany or damage the welfare system. "Immigration does this country very good," he said, but added that immigration does cause "some" problems which should be spoken about too.

French police raid Le Pen's party office

Officers raid the National Front headquarters near Paris over allegations that leader Marine Le Pen used fake EU parliament contracts to pay her personal staff.

News in Brief

  1. Poland rejects EU criticism of court changes
  2. German nationalist leader met with Putin allies in Moscow
  3. German housing market overheated, says Bundesbank
  4. France invites three EU leaders for Versailles summit in March
  5. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
  6. EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
  7. US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
  8. Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate

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