Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

Greece stands firm on Macedonia veto

Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias told the Ana news agency it was a "prerequisite" for Macedonia to stop using that name if it wanted to enter the EU or Nato. The 15-year old dispute stems from Greek concerns the name implies a territorial claim to a Greek region. EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini said in a New Year blog that Western Balkan states' "future is inside the European Union".

'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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