Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

German top court gives green light to Ceta ratification

Germany's constitutional court ruled on Thursday that the EU-Canada trade agreement Ceta can enter into force provisionally after approval by the EU Council. Activist groups had argued that Ceta must first be voted on by MPs or it would breach the constitution by excluding citizens from decision-making. But the court said Germany should retain a right to pull out of the agreement.

EU takes time to ponder tax on tech giants

The EU commission published a paper that outlined several options on how to increase tax income from internet companies' activities, but fell short of proposing legislation.

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

The number of asylum seekers "in limbo" in the EU is likely to be greater than the combined populations of Cyprus and Malta, estimates indicate.

News in Brief

  1. Le Pen's right-hand man leaves National Front
  2. Spanish PM calls on Catalan leaders to 'stop escalation'
  3. Dutch government to appeal Srebrenica ruling
  4. Verhofstadt: Northern Ireland could stay in single market
  5. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  6. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  7. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  8. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum

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