Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

EU tourism helping Spain to create jobs

The number of jobless people in Spain fell to 4.3 million, or 18.9%, in the July-to-September quarter, its National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Figures are down from a peak of 6 million in 2013 and below 20% for the first time in six years. Growth came from the tourism sector, as Europeans shunned Middle East and north Africa due to security fears, but new jobs were mostly short-term contracts.

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.

EU hopes for clarity on Brexit payments

May to give first major speech on Brexit since notifying EU that the UK was leaving. Negotiations have stalled, but she could revive them with a financial offer.

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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