Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Ireland earmarks €1.3bn for Brexit impact

The Irish government has presented a draft 2017 budget that includes €1.3 billion extra spending and other measures to limit the influence of Brexit on Irish businesses. "The UK's decision to exit the European Union represents a real risk to our economy," finance minister Michael Noonan told MPs on Tuesday. Measures include lower VAT for the tourism sector and cheap loans for farmers.

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

Focus

Uber: Goodbye Denmark, but not farewell

Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.

News in Brief

  1. Scottish MPs give go ahead to seek referendum
  2. Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
  3. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  4. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  5. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  6. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  7. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  8. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks

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