Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Brexit calendar unchanged, May says

British PM Theresa May told European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and German chancellor Angela Merkel Friday that the timetable for notification of article 50 remained "unchanged". She made phone calls a day after the Hight Court in London ruled that parliament should be consulted before triggering EU exit talks. She said the government was "disappointed" with the judgment but "had strong legal arguments" when it goes to the Supreme Court.

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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