Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

Poll: UK Conservatives capture record-breaking lead

UK prime minister Theresa May has a record high 22-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, ahead of national elections on 8 June, an ICM opinion poll showed on Monday. The survey put the Conservatives at 49 percent, with Labour at 27 percent. The pro-EU Liberal Democrat Party polled at 9 percent, one point up since last week, while the anti-EU UK Independence Party fell two points to 6 percent.

Opinion

Refugees in limbo on Greek island

Out of sight and out of space: a volunteer documents the conditions, and the state of limbo experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Chios.

Opinion

Managing migration: a European responsibility

"The EU now needs to bring its weight to bear, to ensure non-EU countries cooperate on taking back their nationals arriving as economic migrants", writes migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

News in Brief

  1. Macron slams EU posted workers rules
  2. Germany asks EU to strengthen foreign takeover rules
  3. Poll shows tight race in Norway's upcoming elections
  4. Air Berlin insolvency talks begin amid 'stitch-up' accusation
  5. EU calls on Serbia and Macedonia to remain calm
  6. Schulz wants US to remove nuclear weapons from Germany
  7. Ukraine and Russia to announce another ceasefire
  8. EU to investigate Monsanto-Bayer merger

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