Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Belgium says no to Ceta

Authorities from Belgium's federal, regional and linguistic communities have failed to find an agreement on the EU-Canada trade deal, Ceta, at a meeting on Monday. Wallonia said it still needed time to see its concerns addressed. It means that Belgium will not be able to sign the deal ahead of a summit scheduled for Thursday. EU and Canada leaders will talk later and are expected to postpone the summit.

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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