Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Italy relieved as migration drops to lowest level since 2014

Italy's interior minister, Marco Minniti, said Tuesday that he sees light at the end of the tunnel for curbing migrant flows from Libya. His ministry's figures showed that 97,293 people reached Italy in 2017, down 4.15% compared to 2016. EU border agency Frontex confirmed the trend, saying migrants arriving in Italy through the Central Mediterranean route had dropped to the lowest level for the month of July since 2014.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

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

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