Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum

Italian opposition party, the 5 Star Movement, wants a vote to determine whether the euro should be scrapped in favour of a national currency, reports the Associated Press. One of the leaders of the party, Alessandro Di Battista, suggested a possible referendum on the issue. "We want only that the Italians decide," he was quoted as saying in La Repubblica newspaper on Thursday.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  2. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  3. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  4. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week
  5. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  6. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  7. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  8. European Union returns to 2 percent growth

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