Monday

11th Dec 2017

Ticker

Migrant crisis has 'increased the risk of slavery' in EU, study says

Modern slavery has risen in nearly three quarters of the EU's 28 member states over the last year, with the highest risks found in Romania, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Bulgaria, according to the annual modern slavery index, produced by Verisk Maplecroft. “The migrant crisis has increased the risk of slavery,” explained analyst Sam Haynes, from Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based risk-monitoring firm.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

Germany says China using LinkedIn to recruit informants

Germany's spy agency says the Chinese state is trying to recruit high-ranking German officials via social media outlets like LinkedIn. It accused Chinese intelligence of setting up fake profiles to lure them into becoming informants.

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