Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Schaeuble advises the ECB to be cautious

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has advised the European Central Bank (ECB) to be cautious when reducing the size of its bond-buying programme, "so that financial markets do not react over-nervously." Schaeuble, who had been critical of the ECB, said in an interview to the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper that "the extraordinary monetary policy with low interest rates and bond-buying was necessary to overcome the economic crisis."

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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