22nd Mar 2018


Border checks could cost EU up to €1.4tr

Reimposition of border checks in the EU's free-travel Schengen area would cost it between €470 billion and €1.4 trillion by 2025, Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation has said. It estimated minimum costs of around €80 billion each for France and Germany, €91 billion for the US and €280 billion for China.


EU praises Turkey on migrant deal despite Greek misery

The EU-Turkey deal was agreed two years ago in Brussels. Focus has largely been on reducing migrant flows across the Mediterranean and helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, while the plight of those on the Greek islands are ignored.

Whistleblower fears for life as US arrests Malta bank chair

US authorities have arrested the chair of the Maltese-registered Pilatus Bank for tax evasion. The bank facilitated political corruption in Malta but its whistleblower is now facing jail in Malta and fears for her life.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

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