Saturday

25th Mar 2017

Ticker

Germany mulls returning asylum seekers to Greece

Germany's interior minister De Maiziere told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that Greece must improve refugee conditions as part of a bigger plan to relaunch the stalled Dublin regulation. "This must have consequences that will enable refugees to be sent back to Greece according to the Dublin regulations," he said. Dublin rules require the point of entry EU state to process asylum claims on behalf of everyone else.

Rome summit tries to restart EU momentum

EU 27 leaders in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of Treaty of Rome, in bid to counter rising challenges after Brexit. But new ideas are scarce.

Column / Brexit Briefing

The Union under threat

The effect of Brexit will be much more profound on Northern Ireland than on Scotland. Some kind of border controls with Ireland seem inevitable.

Bulgaria's election test

Sunday's general elections will be a test for the country's relations with the EU, Russia, and Turkey, as well as for the political future of former leader Borisov.

'Mr Putin steps into French elections'

Putin treated France's anti-EU firebrand, Le Pen, as if she had already won the elections. "I have my own viewpoint ... identical to Russia's", she said.

SMEs lack support in EU financial plan

The European Commission's plan for a capital markets union is said to be aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, but many could end up being left out in the cold.

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