Thursday

20th Jul 2017

Ticker

Merkel stays firm on Brexit conditions

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against allowing exceptions to the EU’s principle of linking access to the single market to free movement of people. British prime minister Theresa May said she wanted maximum market access while retaining total control over immigration after Brexit. But Merkel told German business leaders any exceptions "would create an extremely difficult situation” and represent "a systemic challenge for the entire European Union".

Opinion

Winter is here for Spitzenkandidat, but he'll survive

Candidates from all political families should be presenting their vision on where the Union should be headed. European socialists want to keep the Spitzenkandidat procedure for future elections.

Investigation

Mafia money pollutes the EU economy

Huge amounts of money from criminal activities are funnelled into the legitimate European economy. But little is being done about it at EU or national level.

News in Brief

  1. GMO opt-out plan unlikely to go anywhere in 2017
  2. Slovak PM threatens to boycott inferior food
  3. France takes Google's 'right to be forgotten' to EU court
  4. Turkey accuses German companies of supporting terror
  5. Israel's Netanyahu caught calling EU 'crazy'
  6. UK does not collect enough data to expel EU nationals
  7. Polish president threatens to veto justice reform
  8. EU immigration to Switzerland at lowest level since 2005

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Latest News

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  3. Mafia money pollutes the EU economy
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  5. Poland's 'July coup' and what it means for the judiciary
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  7. EU Commission readies Article 7 procedure against Poland
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