Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Trump to meet Nato allies in Brussels in May

US president Donald Trump has agreed to attend a Nato meeting in Europe in May, according to Reuters. Trump spoke to Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday. The two "discussed how to encourage all Nato allies to meet their defence spending commitments", according to a White House statement cited by the agency. Trump had previously called the transatlantic alliance "obsolete".

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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