Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Germany rejects more undocumented migrants at borders

Germany has turned back more undocumented migrants, at it's borders, during the first half of 2016 and deported more foreigners without residency permits than during all of 2015, according to interior ministry figures released in response to an inquiry from the opposition Left party. In total 13,324 migrants were denied entry from January to June - nearly 50% more than the 8,913 people rejected in 2015.

Article 7 not mentioned in Poland probe update

While Polish president Andrzej Duda proposes amendments to further increase political control over the judiciary, EU ministers voice support for the rule of law, but make no mention of the Article 7 sanctions.

US tests EU patience over Privacy Shield

The data sharing pact with the US is yet to be fully implemented, as the Americans have failed to appoint people in key positions to ensure EU citizens' personal data is protected.

Europe holds off on storing CO2

Most reports looking at long-term climate scenarios agree that some form of carbon capture and storage is needed. However, its deployment has been stalled in the EU.

Analysis

Merkel's win heralds uncertain time

On Sunday, Germans elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term in office. However, she may be facing her most difficult period yet as chancellor.

Agenda

Macron speech and Catalan vote This Week

French leader to detail his vision for Europe on the eve of an informal summit in Tallinn. Catalans to try to hold "illegal" referendum on Sunday.

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