Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

EU granted protection to 135,700 asylum seekers in 2013

EU Member States granted protection to 135,700 asylum seekers in 2013 compared with 116,200 the year before, figures released on Thursday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, show. Syrians, with 35,800 persons, were by far the largest group, followed by 16,400 Afghans and 9,700 Somalis.

Agenda

China summit and Juncker in MEP tax hearing This WEEK

EU and China are holding their 19th summit at the end of the week, but attention will first shift to EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who will have to respond to tricky questions from MEPs on a Luxembourg tax scandal.

Letter

Nordic contribution to global goals

Prime ministers of the Nordic countries took the decision on Monday to launch a new initiative focused on Nordic solutions to global societal challenges.

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

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