Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

New three-party centre-left government in Estonia

Estonia’s Centre Party and two other centre-left parties, the social democrats and the conservative IRL, have agreed to form a three-party coalition after the previous government collapsed over the Baltic country’s economy policies. Centre Party leader Juri Ratas is expected to become new prime minister. He was formerly the mayor of the capital Tallinn, and his party is strongly supported by Estonia's ethnic Russians.

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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