Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

EU commissioner defends 'no' vote in Hungary referendum

EU education commissioner Tibor Navracsics, a Hungarian citizen, defended on Monday his 'no' vote in an October referendum on resettling asylum seekers to Hungary. Navracsics told reporters in Brussels that the referendum, which was against a policy put forward by the EU institution he belongs to, was about "internal decision-making". He added that he had distanced himself from the government-led campaign, described as xenophobic by critics.

Opinion

Refugees in limbo on Greek island

Out of sight and out of space: a volunteer documents the conditions, and the state of limbo experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Chios.

Opinion

Managing migration: a European responsibility

"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

News in Brief

  1. Macron slams EU posted workers rules
  2. Germany asks EU to strengthen foreign takeover rules
  3. Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections
  4. Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation
  5. EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm
  6. Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany
  7. Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire
  8. EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger

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