Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row

Seven Turkish civilians are expected to request asylum in Greece, after illegally entering the EU country, according to Greek newspaper Kathimerini. Although many details are yet unconfirmed, the possibility that the Turkish fugitives are supporters of Turkish president Erdogan's rival Fethullah Gulen, will create headaches in Athens. Greece is already facing a diplomatic dilemma about whether to extradite eight Turkish officers accused of taking part in July's failed coup.

Opinion

A social Europe needs better housing

EU social and urban policies should be more linked together and involve local authorities, in order to help people find affordable homes.

London firms seek free trade after Brexit

Financial services firms in London are proposing a free trade deal with the EU-27 to allow access to each others' markets without restrictions. They also propose a bilateral dispute settlement system.

News in Brief

  1. EU commission provides €2mn for food quality studies
  2. Almost a third of Europeans unaware of cost-free roaming
  3. No immediate declaration after Tallinn digital summit
  4. Alternative women's rights fund raises €292mn
  5. Russian gay rights activist calls for EU action
  6. Food maker shamed on inferior products in Croatia
  7. British PM to meet EU president on Brexit
  8. Russia's Ukraine 'republic' opens mission in France

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