Wednesday

22nd Feb 2017

Ticker

EU unfazed by Fico on migrant quotas

A European Commission spokesman said Tuesday "there is nothing optional when it comes to the application of community law", referring to an EU decision on relocation of migrants under national quotas. The spokesman declined to comment directly on remarks by Slovak PM Robert Fico, the holder of the current EU presidency, who said the quota project is "politically finished" and who is challenging the quotas in EU courts.

France's Macron issues Brexit warning

The centrist presidential candidate tells talented Britons to come to France and warns against giving the UK "undue advantages" after Brexit, in a speech in London.

French police raid Le Pen's party office

Officers raid the National Front headquarters near Paris over allegations that leader Marine Le Pen used fake EU parliament contracts to pay her personal staff.

Interview

The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: A refugee's story

The lynching of a woman in the Soviet Union in 1988 gives insight into why reconciliation remains so hard in the 30-year long war on Europe's eastern fringe.

News in Brief

  1. Romanian parliament buries controversial corruption decree
  2. Dozens drown off Libyan coast
  3. EU ministers approve anti-tax avoidance directive
  4. Poland rejects EU criticism of court changes
  5. German nationalist leader met with Putin allies in Moscow
  6. German housing market overheated, says Bundesbank
  7. France invites three EU leaders for Versailles summit in March
  8. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms

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