Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

Germany aimed to close Austria border, report says

Germany aimed to close its border with Austria in September 2015, at the height of the migrant and refugee inflow into the country, reported German daily newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The paper says officials in Germany backed down on the border shutdown plans in the last minute, over broader concerns on breaking German and EU laws. The plan had included sending thousands of police officers to the border.

Tens of thousands challenge Putin's authority

EU and US call on Russia to free those who are detained, after tens of thousands protested against corruption in the biggest challenge to Kremlin authority in five years.

Agenda

UK to file EU divorce This WEEK

UK prime minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty on Wednesday, with the EU expected to respond within 48 hours.

Analysis

From Bratislava to Rome: Little more than a show of unity

The so-called Bratislava process of reflection for the EU came to an end on Saturday, but there were few tangible results that citizens could take away from the soul-searching. Despite that, unity among the EU-27 has been maintained.

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