Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

EU wants UK to work out Irish border solution

The EU will ask the UK to work out a solution on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland to preserve peace and avoid creating a hard border, according to media reports. The European Commission is expected to publish several position papers on Thursday (7 September), on the Irish border, data protection, geographical indicators and other issues. Top EU negotiator Michel Barnier will also give a press conference in Brussels.

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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