Tuesday

16th Jan 2018

Ticker

Sweden and Hungary in diplomatic row over refugees

Sweden's minister of justice, Morgan Johansson, has summoned Hungary's ambassador as Budapest refuses to take back more than a thousand asylum seekers which it registered under the Dublin regulation and is therefore responsible for, under EU law. Johansson also complained that his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Trocsanyi had refused to meet with him directly. The European Commission said it was in contact with Hungarian authorities on the question of returns.

Fewer MEPs than visitors turn up for Estonian PM

Less than seven percent of MEPs watch Estonian prime minister's speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. More visiting students showed up than MEPs, prompting questions of the value of such sessions.

Opinion

Ten Commandments to overcome the EU's many crises

A series of missteps - from the faulty institutional infrastructure of the euro, to the migration crisis - have left the EU battered and in near crisis. Here are ten steps to re-democratise the union.

Analysis

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence'

On his recent visit to China, the French president tried to take advantage of Beijing's 'divide and rule' EU approach and become the country's main interlocutor with Europe - while also calling for more EU coordination.

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