Thursday

24th Aug 2017

Ticker

Extension of Brexit talks unlikely, says top EU diplomat

The Council of the EU's top diplomat, secretary-general Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen, told a conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday that there is no interest on either side in prolonging Brexit talks beyond the March 2019 deadline. Speaking in his own capacity, he said: "I don’t think there will be an interest in doing this [extending talks]. Because this whole affair is disruptive. Uncertainty is disruptive in itself".

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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