Digest (english)

Tuesday, 26 January: EU seeks more controls for Schengen borders, Syria talks delayed, Europol warns of new terrorist attacks

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU seeks more controls for Schengen borders: Several European Union states plan to prolong their temporary border controls for as much as two years, because many migrants are continuing to head north from Greece. EU interior ministers urged Athens on Monday to do more to control the influx of migrants, some threatening …

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Monday, 25 January: Turkey wants more money from EU, Interior ministers want extension of border controls, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wins Portugal’s presidential election

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Turkey wants more money from EU: EU leaders have pledged three billion euros to Ankara to help care for Syrian refugees, as part of measures aimed at reducing the numbers leaving Turkey and heading for Europe. At a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated …

Monday, 25 January: Turkey wants more money from EU, Interior ministers want extension of border controls, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wins Portugal’s presidential election Weiterlesen »

Friday, 22 January: EU countries barricade themselves, Schäuble calls for Marshall plan in the Middle East, Key interest rates unchanged

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU countries barricade themselves: After the Austrian government announced that it would cap the number of people allowed to claim asylum, other countries have begun cracking down on refugees. Slovenia also wants a cap, and Italy is planning a control station on the border with Slovenia. German media reported on Thursday that Bavaria, …

Friday, 22 January: EU countries barricade themselves, Schäuble calls for Marshall plan in the Middle East, Key interest rates unchanged Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 21 January: Austria to cap refugee influx, Mood in Davos dimmed as markets slide, France and Germany are ready to find deal with Britain

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Austria to cap refugee influx: Reinstating border controls within Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone because of the migrant crisis would significantly increase costs for Germany’s foreign trade, national trade organisations told German media on Wednesday. Austria announced on Wednesday that it had decided to cut the number of refugees accepted into the country …

Thursday, 21 January: Austria to cap refugee influx, Mood in Davos dimmed as markets slide, France and Germany are ready to find deal with Britain Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 20 January: World Economic Forum in Davos, Hotspots will take another four weeks, Commission to strengthen the exchange of criminal records

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ World Economic Forum in Davos: The International Monetary Fund cut its world growth outlook. The global economy will expand 3.4 percent this year, down from a projected 3.6 percent in October, the IMF said Tuesday. The six-year-old global recovery is showing some rust, as commodities slump and political gridlock push Brazil deeper …

Wednesday, 20 January: World Economic Forum in Davos, Hotspots will take another four weeks, Commission to strengthen the exchange of criminal records Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, 19 January: EU foreign ministers discuss refugee crisis, Polish President Duda in Brussels, Hollande’s fight against unemployment

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU foreign ministers discuss refugee crisis: Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz no longer believes in a quick solution to the refugee crisis. At a meeting of EU foreign ministers, he called for national measures and possibly stricter border controls. Other topics of discussion in Brussels were the situation in Ukraine and in …

Tuesday, 19 January: EU foreign ministers discuss refugee crisis, Polish President Duda in Brussels, Hollande’s fight against unemployment Weiterlesen »

Monday, 18 January: EU lifts Iran sanctions, Juncker rebukes Renzi, EU development aid misses its purpose

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU lifts Iran sanctions: Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, meaning international economic sanctions are lifted, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday. The IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog organization in Vienna – released its report assessing Iran’s compliance …

Monday, 18 January: EU lifts Iran sanctions, Juncker rebukes Renzi, EU development aid misses its purpose Weiterlesen »

Friday, 15 January: Turkey strikes IS targets, Terror threat in Germany, EU finance ministers discuss Greek pension reform

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Turkey strikes IS targets: Turkish ground forces have launched a major offensive against “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for a suicide bombing that killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul this week. Nearly 200 militants were killed by Turkish tank and artillery fire, which struck at least 500 …

Friday, 15 January: Turkey strikes IS targets, Terror threat in Germany, EU finance ministers discuss Greek pension reform Weiterlesen »

Thursday, 14 January: EU launches inquiry into rule of law in Poland, After the attack in Istanbul, End of deflation in Greece

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU launches inquiry into rule of law in Poland: The Commission has opened an unprecedented inquiry into whether new Polish laws break EU democracy rules. Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced a preliminary assessment under the EU’s rule of law mechanism. The mechanism allows the Commission to press a member state to change any …

Thursday, 14 January: EU launches inquiry into rule of law in Poland, After the attack in Istanbul, End of deflation in Greece Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 13 January: Terrorism in Istanbul, Putin ready to cooperate with West, EU increases development aid

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Terrorism in Istanbul: At least ten people have been killed and 15 wounded in a blast in the Sultanahmet district, near the famous Blue Mosque, in Turkey’s most populous city Istanbul. Fifteen people were wounded, many of them also German. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a Syrian suicide bomber was probably responsible. …

Wednesday, 13 January: Terrorism in Istanbul, Putin ready to cooperate with West, EU increases development aid Weiterlesen »