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20th Oct 2017

Ticker

Romania: 'serious problems' in run-up to EU presidency

Romania's foreign minister, Teodor Melescanu, said on Wednesday that his country is "facing very serious logistics and protocol problems" in preparation of the country taking over the six-month EU presidency on 1 January 2019, Agerpress reported. He allegedly said Romania's permanent representation building in Brussels (its 'EU embassy') is not equipped for the task. "This is a national project," added Melescanu.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

News in Brief

  1. EU leaders aim for December for defence cooperation
  2. Juncker says hands tied on Russia pipeline
  3. Czechs set to elect billionaire Andrej Babis
  4. Italian regions hold referendums on more autonomy
  5. EU leaders refuse to mediate Catalonia conflict
  6. Dutch PM: Brexit is 'still a bad idea'
  7. Commission to issue proposal on civil protection
  8. Tusk: 'No space' for EU intervention in Catalonia

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