Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Report: Top Brexit official tried to block new EU envoy

The head of the Brexit ministry in London "vigorously opposed" the appointment of Tim Barrow as new British EU ambassador on Wednesday, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper says that Olly Robbins, permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, tried to downgrade the job to make it answerable to him. Barrow was named to replace Ivan Rogers, who resigned criticising the government's lack of strategy.

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

Focus

Uber: It is not necessarily a farewell to Denmark

Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.

News in Brief

  1. Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
  2. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  3. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  4. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  5. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  6. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  7. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks
  8. Nato moves summit forward so US can attend

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