Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

Merkel agrees to migrant cap

German chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), agreed on Sunday to impose a cap on migrants entering the country, following talks with the Christian Social Union (CSU). CSU leader Horst Seehofer wants to limit migrant entries to 200,000 per year. The call for the cap has come after Merkel had, in 2015, allowed in over one million people from mostly Middle Eastern origins.

Opinion

Ukraine language law does not harm minorities

Some European politicians keep spreading fictitious arguments on Ukraine's language law as being an impediment to minority rights, Ukraine's education minister says.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

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