Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

September's asylum seekers down 50% on 2016

Over 60,000 people claimed asylum in the EU, Norway and Switzerland in September 2017, compared to some 125,000 the same month last year, the European Asylum Support Office said Friday. According to the latest asylum trends report, the largest share of applicants for international protection were Syrians, followed by Iraqi and Afghan nationals. The overall EU recognition rate was 36 percent, compared to 63 percent in September last year.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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