Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Finnish support for Nato drops, Russia-scepticism grows

An annual survey published on Thursday by Finland's public broadcaster, Yle has found that support for Nato membership has dropped from 27% last year to 25%. Almost one in three, 61%, said that they oppose Nato membership, up from 58% last year. The Advisory Board for Defence Information (ABDI) poll also found that 50% of Finns view Russia as a negative influence, up from 28% 2010.

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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