Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Wallonia leader admits to continued difficulties with Ceta

Wallonian leader Paul Magnette admitted on Tuesday to continued difficulties in implementing the intra-Belgian agreement, which was fiercely negotiated in autumn before authorising Belgium to sign the EU-Canada Ceta trade deal. Clarifications from the EU Court of Justice formed part of the deal, with Wallonia holding back its signature before the court had spoken. "Some want to restrict the questions when we want them as wide as possible," Magnette said.

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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