Monday

28th May 2018

Ticker

Spain’s public debt hits highest level since 1909

Spain’s public debt rose in June by €18.55 billion, reaching a total of €1.11 trillion, the highest figure ever in absolute terms, according to figures published on Wednesday. As a percentage of GDP, the ratio of the country’s debt comes in at 100.9%, a record figure. Such a figure has not been seen since 1909, when, according to records, debt levels reached 102% of GDP, El Pais reported.

EUobserved

How radical is Italy's Savona really?

Italy is in a political crisis because president Sergio Mattarella has rejected Paolo Savona as a cabinet member, for his views on the EU.

Agenda

Budget and Bettel on the EU's agenda This Week

MEPs will have their first chance to discuss the EU Commission's plans for the next long-term EU budget in Strasbourg. At the same time, a court case in Luxembourg may shake up the 'rule of law' debate.

Focus

EU accused of 'half-hearted approach' on air quality

European Commission has taken six EU countries to court over failing to achieve EU air quality standards. But what about the other countries where air quality is equally bad - or worse?

Visual Data

EU budget: Biggest cuts and increases

The European Parliament accused the EU Commission of not providing clear figures for a comparison of the proposed and the current EU budgets. We take a look at the main differences.

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