Sunday

20th Aug 2017

Ticker

EU parliament to review expenses rules

The European Parliament has set up an ad-hoc working group to finalise the revision of the list of expenses to be defrayed under the general expenditure allowance - the money MEPs receive each month to cover their office costs. The working group will issue a report on the progress made next October. MEPs' spending has come under scrutiny after various revelations about potential misuses of funds.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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