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28th Jun 2017

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Sweden extends border controls to February 2017

The Swedish government on Wednesday announced it will continue ID-controls of people crossing the border to Denmark for another three more months, until 4 February 2017. "Sweden received 163,000 refugees last year of which 70% came between September and December. So I believe everybody can see it was an extraordinary situation," Swedish prime minister Stefan Loefven explained at a press conference at the Nordic-Baltic summit in Copenhagen.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Taking back control at home, not from EU

A year after British voters chose to leave the EU, "taking back control" from the bloc is firmly on the back-burner, as May government’s main ambition is its immediate survival.

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM

The prime minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, maintains that his country had broken no rules and committed no crime when issuing rulings that slashed global tax bills for the big firms.

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