Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

More Germans join Islamic State

The number of Germans who travelled to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State increased this year, the German intelligence service declared on Wednesday. As of 20 July, a total of 840 men and women had left Germany to join the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, an increase of 20 compared to mid-May and 90 people since 2015. Women represent one fifth of them. Most are under 30 years old.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

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