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17th Nov 2017

Ticker

Germany tightens asylum laws

Germany's Bundestag passed tighter rules on asylum on Thursday. The new rules, criticised by rights groups, allow for deportation orders to be imposed on rejected asylum seekers without any assurances that the person concerned will be repatriated within three months. It will also permit the detention of individuals deemed to be a security threat for up to 10 days, and allows authorities to access asylum seekers' personal electronic devices.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

Opinion

Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

Minimum wages, 'living' wages and a universal basic income are all part of the ongoing mix to find ways to reduce social inequality across the EU.

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