Thursday

22nd Jun 2017

Ticker

Irish and Czechs go to the polls on Friday

Following Thursday's British and Dutch EP elections, Ireland and the Czech Republic vote today, Friday. The Czechs can also vote tomorrow, along with the Latvians, Maltese and Slovakians, while the 21 remaining EU countries vote on Sunday. Results will be announced Sunday evening when the last Italian polling station closes.

Lack of eligible candidates dogs EU relocation scheme

Member states could fail to meet their refugee quotas even if they wanted to, as strict eligibility rules mean there are few candidates left in Greece and Italy. Sweden is already wondering if it will meet its pledge.

Border management going virtual

EU leaders at a summit in Brussels are set to endorse new border control measures, while the head of a Tallinn-based EU agency predicts a future where border management goes virtual.

News in Brief

  1. Merkel denies Franco-German deal on EU agencies
  2. Dutch PM: Turkey is upholding migration deal
  3. Britain to outline rights of UK-based EU citizens
  4. Tusk can 'imagine' the UK still remaining in EU
  5. Norway offers more blocks for Arctic oil exploration
  6. EU court lowers evidence standards in vaccine ruling
  7. Merkel and Macron to speak at Kohl's EU ceremony
  8. EU commission presents plan to enhance tax transparency

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