Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

Italy to set referendum date

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi told Rai television on Thursday that his cabinet will, on 26 September, set the date for a referendum on his government's constitutional reform, limiting the powers of the Senate and making it easier to pass legislation. Renzi has earlier threatened that he would resign as prime minister if he loses the referendum, prompting elections that could see the anti-euro Five Star party take power.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

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