Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Juncker: China must allow steel monitoring

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that "it is crucial for China to set up a mechanism to address its problem of industrial overcapacity." At a press conference in Hangzhou at the G20 summit, he added it was "unacceptable" that the European steel industry had lost many jobs in recent years due to overcapacity. G20 nations are expected to endorse the establishment of a global monitoring of steel overcapacity.

Barnier: UK risks undermining trust in Brexit talks

A day before UK PM Theresa May sets out her Brexit strategy in Florence, top EU negotiator Michel Barnier told lawmakers in Rome: there can be no transitional deal for the UK without a withdrawal agreement.

EU 'embarrassed' by Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

EU takes time to ponder tech giant tax

The EU commission published a paper that outlined several options on how to increase tax income from internet companies' activities, but fell short of proposing legislation.

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

The number of asylum seekers "in limbo" in the EU is likely to be greater than the combined populations of Cyprus and Malta, estimates indicate.

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