Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

Italy to block mid-term revision of EU budget

Brussels is set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a Thursday deadline for a mid-term review of the current budget, which ends in 2020. Italy in particular is unhappy with the proposed adjustments, saying more money is needed to deal with refugees. Its European affairs minister Sandro Gozi said on Tuesday that Italy had "confirmed its reservation" against the proposed compromise from the Slovak presidency.

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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