Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

Syrian asylum claims double

The number of Syrian's seeking asylum in developed countries doubled last year compared to 2012, reports the AFP. Some 56,000 Syrians sought asylum in 2013 in 44 industrialised countries. Almost 12,000 filed asylum claims in Germany alone. Separately, some 38,699 Russians also sought asylum -mainly in Germany and in Poland.

Agenda

EU tackles CO2 threat This WEEK

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

Opinion

Rethink better regulation to root out Dieselgate & co

"Dieselgate" is merely a case study of the way in which "better regulation" can give industry representatives the upper hand, writes Olivier Hoedeman of the NGO Corporate Europe Observatory.

Column / Health Matters

The yin and yang of traditional Chinese medicine

Can traditional medicine help the modern European patient? Malta has signed an agreement with China that would increase the provision of traditional Chinese medicine to its citizens.

News in Brief

  1. Trump and Brexit drew on same resources
  2. Romanian protestors form EU flag at anti-government rally
  3. Over 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany: report
  4. Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse in doubt
  5. Spanish court jails former IMF chief Rato
  6. Macron proposes Nordic-style economic model for France
  7. Germany posts record high budget surplus
  8. Labour ousts Ukip in Brexit homeland

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