Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Turkey aims to join EU in 2023

Turkey's ambassador to the EU, Selim Yenel, has told German newspaper Die Welt that Turkey is aiming to join the EU in 2023, the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the Turkish republic. "It would be an achievement for my country to become a member at that time", he said. Ankara's post-coup crackdown and its talk of reinstating the death penalty have raised fresh doubts on future EU relations.

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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