Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Report: Merkel to urge CEOs to hire refugees

German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet business leaders in September to urge them to hire more refugees, German daily Bild reports. She will meet the bosses of firms including chemicals group Evonik, carmakers Opel and Volkswagen, engineering firm Siemens and energy company RWE. More than 1 million asylum seekers came to Germany last year, but the country's 30 top companies had employed just 54 refugees by June this year.

EU boasts unity on Brexit talks

EU leaders adopted the bloc's guidelines for the UK exit negotiations that will start in June, amid concerns that France could elect a president that would try to take it out of the EU.

Column / Brexit Briefing

May’s election juggernaut

The prime minister's Tories almost need not bother campaigning for the June election. There is no opposition worthy of the name.

News in Brief

  1. Vote of no confidence prepared against Spanish PM
  2. Syria to buy Russian anti-missile system
  3. Germany seeks partial burka ban
  4. Libya has no plan to stop migration flows
  5. EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya
  6. Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
  7. Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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