Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants

Hungary will build a new, “more massive” fence on its southern frontiers to defend against migrants, PM Viktor Orban told state radio Friday. The fortified barrier would be able to stop “several hundreds of thousands of people” at the same time, he added. "The security of our wives and daughters is at risk," Orban said. Hungary built razor wire fences protected along its borders with Serbia and Croatia last year.

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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