Thursday

22nd Feb 2018

Ticker

EU commissioner urges Germany to increase workers' salaries

EU employment commissioner Laszlo Andor has called on Germany to increase workers' salaries to help its neighbours out of the economic slump. In an interview to Die Welt he said Berlin's big foreign trade surplus was hurting its European partners. "Changing wage policy is indispensible, the Commission believes," he said.

Corruption report: Hungary gets worse, Italy makes progress

Italians, Czechs and Latvians perceive less corruption than a few years ago in Transparency International's annual ranking. The Berlin-based NGO said Finland was a 'worrying case', whilst Bulgaria - which holds the EU presidency - is EU's most corrupt.

UK seeks flexible transition length after Brexit

Britain wants to negotiate with Brussels the end date of the Brexit transition period - without saying what their preferred end date would be. The UK's position paper disagrees with the EU on other key points too.

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