Thursday

19th Oct 2017

Ticker

Record number of Brits get German passport

Some 2,865 Britons became German in 2016, 2,200 more than the previous year. The 360.6-percent increased "suggests some link with the Brexit issue," the German statistical office said on Tuesday. Overall, naturalisation increased by 2.9 percent in Germany compared to last year, with Turkey (16,290; -17.3%) and Poland (+11.3%) being the main countries of origin of the new German citizens, ahead of Ukraine, Kosovo and Romania.

Focus

Health MEPs want to phase out glyphosate by 2020

A committee resolution said the proposal to renew the glyphosate permit for a decade "fails to ensure a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment".

Macron puts trade policy on summit table

France's president wants a "political discussion" on EU trade policies at Thursday's summit, amid domestic concerns over Canada and South America deals. But his colleagues are likely to avoid a lengthy debate.

News in Brief

  1. MEPs and states agree on CO2 exemption for flights
  2. Spanish government to decide Saturday on Catalonia measures
  3. EU court confirms freezing of Yanukovych funds
  4. UK PM appeals to EU citizens
  5. Catalan leader sends independence ultimatum
  6. Madrid eyes early elections as solution to Catalan crisis
  7. Merkel starts coalition talks to form government by December
  8. Iceland confirms long-standing EU opposition, poll shows

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