Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Report: Greece unable to do systematic border checks

Greece has requested to be exempted from the obligation to conduct systematic border checks, according to Kathimerini. The Greek newspaper says that the police - arguing there are infrastructure shortcomings and increased traffic at 12 airports - have asked for an 18-month suspension of the obligation to enforce stricter checks. It said it will continue "targeted" checks of people suspected of people trafficking or terrorism.

Bank agency shuns EU invitations

The EU's banking agency is not visiting cities that want to host the agency post-Brexit "to ensure objectivity". The medicines agency has no such qualms.

Opinion

Do we still need political parties?

The question is a legitimate one, especially in a German election campaign that is avoiding pressing topics and leaving many voters helpless.

EU agency to fight election hacking

A new-model EU cybersecurity agency could help states defend their elections against "hybrid attacks", the Commission has said.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  2. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  3. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  4. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  5. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  6. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  7. EU unveils cyber security ideas
  8. EU must do more to cut emissions, auditors say

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