Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

Finland's PM ready to raise refugee quota

Finnish prime minister Juha Sipila has said he would be ready to temporarily raise Finland's refugee quota to 2000, speaking to Yle public radio. Finland has already taken in over 2000 asylum seekers, almost all prescribed by the EU quota scheme. Finland's governing coalition agreed to accept 750 refugees in 2018, but the PM signalled a willingness to do more. Coalition partners, Blue Reform, are opposed to the idea, however.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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