Thursday

27th Apr 2017

Ticker

EU refutes Erdogan criticism on migrant deal

The European Commission on Monday told the Reuters news agency it was "simply not correct and not helpful" of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to have said the EU had failed to pay €3bn that it promised for refugee welfare in Turkey. A spokeswoman said €2.24bn had been allocated, €1.25bn contracted, and €467mn disbursed. "These people promise but do not deliver", Erdogan said earlier at a conference in Ankara.

EU telecom watchdog plan dead on arrival

The European Commission wants to upgrade the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications into an agency, but both the parliament and member states are against it.

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