Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

Austria to add more border controls

Austria will soon introduce checks and at 12 border crossings with Italy, Slovenia and Hungary, the interior and defence ministers announced Tuesday. Chancellor Werner Faymann said the borders would be reinforced in spring to prevent more migrants from entering the country. A new cap on asylum seekers is also expected.

Analysis

EU transport sector has a CO2 problem

Although car manufacturers are reaching their CO2 targets for their fleets, car usage has gone up in Germany, while the gap between lab results and actual fuel consumption has increased.

Interview

Malta's fight against childhood obesity

Despite ambitious plans and a top political priority to fight childhood obesity, Malta has only managed to halt the rise of obese and overweight children.

Investigation

How the Italian mafia is at home in the Netherlands

One of the biggest mafia trials in Europe in recent years is about to end. Members of the Crupi clan are accused of smuggling vast amounts of cocaine from South America to Italy, using the Netherlands as their main hub.

Tens of thousands challenge Putin's authority

EU and US call on Russia to free those who are detained, after tens of thousands protested against corruption in the biggest challenge to Kremlin authority in five years.

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