Saturday

23rd Sep 2017

Ticker

Turkey questions future of EU

Turkey's deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, shot back on Monday at comments made by Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, on Turkey's dim chances of the country one day joining the EU. Gabriel had said it would take up to 20 years for Turkey to join the EU. Kurtulmus, for his part, said the existence of the EU in 20 years is in doubt, reports the Turkish Daily Sabah .

Analysis

Merkel-Macron: An EU motor in the making

Merkel's re-election is expected to revive the Franco-German EU motor, but the German leader and France's new ruler are still searching for a common vision.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

News in Brief

  1. Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures
  2. May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit
  3. May to call on EU's 'sense of responsibility'
  4. Catalonia has 'contingency plans' for independence vote
  5. Last German polls confirm Merkel's lead
  6. EU to step up sanctions on North Korea
  7. Tusk calls 'euro summit' in December
  8. Report: May to seek two-year EU transition

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