Friday

22nd Sep 2017

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Report: Refugees still using Western Balkan route

The BBC reports an average of 1,000 refugees a week are still able to cross through the Western Balkan nations in their efforts to reach the EU despite border shutdowns and closures earlier this year. Some are paying smugglers €1,500 to leave Greece to reach Austria via the Balkans, said one migrant.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

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