Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Lords: UK can leave EU without costs

The UK can leave the EU without having to respect any outstanding payments or bills into the EU budget, according to a House of Lords report. The report says Britain has no legal obligation to foot a €60bn bill. Baroness Falkner of Margravine, the chair of the committee behind the report, said that "the UK will not be legally obliged to pay in to the EU budget after Brexit".

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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