Monday

11th Dec 2017

Ticker

Top MEP wants to cut funds for anti-EU parties

Manfred Weber, the leader of the centre-right EPP group, the European Parliament's largest, said that the EU should stop funding anti-EU parties. "The question is whether Europe is so stupid to fund its enemies," he told reporters on Tuesday, adding that he has asked the EU commission to come up with a proposal. He said anti-EU forces should agree on fundamental EU principles if they want to get EU money.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

Germany says China using LinkedIn to recruit informants

Germany's spy agency says the Chinese state is trying to recruit high-ranking German officials via social media outlets like LinkedIn. It accused Chinese intelligence of setting up fake profiles to lure them into becoming informants.

Agenda

Netanyahu, Panama Papers, and Brexit This WEEK

The run-up to the Christmas break sees a packed schedule, including the EU summit on Brexit, migration and other issues, a rare visit by Israeli PM Netanyahu, and issues such as fishing quotas and the Panama Papers.

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