In a TV appearance on Wednesday (7 October), Angela Merkel said that she would continue with her current refugee policy, despite being in conflict with the right-wing of her coalition government. EurActiv Germany reports.
European Union judges today (6 October) ruled that a ban on prisoners voting in European elections was legal, and suggested that checks on child migrants’ welfare payments were lawful, in decisions that have pro-EU Brits breathing a sigh of relief.
The European Commission wants to establish minimum social rights as part of a package due to be unveiled in Spring 2016. Paris and Berlin are exploring plans for a "social Eurogroup", the French President said. EurActiv France reports .
The popular tourist destinations of Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes will be among the first Greek islands to lose their preferential tax rates under the country's new bailout deal, the government said Monday.
The German government agreed yesterday (24 September) to give its 16 regional states around €4 billion next year to help them cope with a record influx of refugees that is straining their budgets and resources.
A remark by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the press conference following the extraordinary summit in the night of 23-24 September has sparked tensions in Bulgaria, prompting Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to deny that he had asked ‘hotspots’ for refugees to be set up in the country.