Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

Euro area annual inflation unchanged at 0.2% in August

Eurozone annual inflation is expected to be 0.2 percent in August 2016, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office. The rate is the same as in July. The core inflation (stripped from volatile commodities, like food), also remained unchanged at 0.8 percent. The data could strengthen speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) might decide on more stimulus next week to kickstart the eurozone economy.

Opinion

Managing migration: a European responsibility

"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

'Killer robots' are not about Terminator

A European signatory of an open letter about autonomous weapons says the imagery of fictional killer robots is distracting from a seriously dangerous issue.

News in Brief

  1. Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections
  2. Macron slams EU posted workers rules
  3. Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation
  4. EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm
  5. Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany
  6. Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire
  7. EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger
  8. US will ask Nato allies to send more troops into Afghanistan

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