Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Trump's inexperience prompts EU uncertainty

Swedish FM Wallstroem said Monday the EU "knows very little [about US president-elect Donald Trump], because he completely lacks political experience". Slovakia's Lajcak said he was trying to contact Trump's team. The UK's Johnson said there "was lots to be positive about" with Trump, whom he called a "deal-maker". Belgium's Reynders said it was "normal" Johnson avoided an EU dinner on Trump Sunday because the UK is leaving the EU.

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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