Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Fewer than 1mn refugees in Germany last year

German interior minister Thomas de Maizere said on Friday that fewer refugees entered Germany in 2015 than previously reported. Instead of 1.1 million asylum seekers, there were 890,000, he said, according to Reuters. "But I want to leave no doubt: The number of 890,000 is still very high," said De Maiziere, adding that a repeat of "the refugee situation" from one year ago should be avoided.

EU agency to fight election hacking

A new-model EU cybersecurity agency could help states defend their elections against "hybrid attacks", the Commission has said.

Opinion

Ukraine: NGOs need EU help

EU governments should stop Ukraine from hampering the work of NGOs in revenge against their anti-corruption work.

Investigation

EU bank accused of muzzling watchdog

An ongoing review of the the European Investment Bank's "complaints mechanism" could make the oversight branch less independent and less effective.

Opinion

Turkish journalists on trial for fake crimes

Journalists from Turkey's Zaman newspaper stand trial this week on fake charges that include "perception engineering" and "violating the rights of statesmen".

Analysis

Bayer-Monsanto merger could reshape EU food sector

Mega-mergers in the food sector have become commonplace, but EU laws do little to help it keep check on the impact this could have on the environment, public health, and food security.

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