Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Report: Most Dutch senators back Ukraine deal

A majority of Dutch senators will support the deal on the EU-Ukraine treaty that PM Rutte brought home last week from an EU summit, Dutch state broadcaster NOS reported on Tuesday. Rutte needs a majority in both houses of parliament to ratify the treaty after a referendum in April. The centrist-liberal D66 party and Greens have announced they will support him, securing a majority in the lower house.

EU 'embarrassed' by the Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

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.

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