Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

Market performance improves in EU

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova says consumers in the EU are feeling more confident when compared to 2014. The findings follow a so-called Consumer Markets Scoreboard released on Monday, which monitors consumers' ratings of 42 goods and services. Books, magazines and newspapers, toys and games, and large household appliances such as fridges are trending well, it says. Telecoms and energy, in comparison, are underperforming.

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

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