Saturday

23rd Sep 2017

Ticker

Schauble backs Merkel on Turkey co-operation

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble believes his country must "keep working together" with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "I absolutely don't like what Erdogan is doing, but I do not think that we should end cooperation with him," Schauble told a campaign rally in Rostock on Tuesday. Without Turkey, the influx of refugees from countries such as Syria and Iraq could not be managed, he added.

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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