Saturday

19th Aug 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.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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