Monday

23rd Oct 2017

Ticker

Merkel says EU is no social union

"The EU is no social union," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Passauer Neuer Presse, adding that Germany does not want to pay unemployment benefits to EU citizens who come to Germany solely for that. An EU court opinion on Tuesday said Germany can reject benefit claims to avoid 'social tourism'.

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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