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Brexit

Three months on, Brexit remains more elusive than ever

If a week is a long time in politics, then surely three months is a millennium. But that is precisely how much time has passed since British voters narrowly rejected the status quo and...
UK EU

UK doesn’t need free trade agreements to prosper, IEA think tank claims

The Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report claiming that the UK doesn't need free trade agreements to prosper. Penned by Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School Patrick Minford, the report criticises the widely held...
Visa free travel Klaas Dijkhoff

EU ministers push forward ’emergency brake’ for visa-free travel

Ministers at the Council of the European Union announced plans for an 'emergency brake' on visa-free travel, after France and Germany proposed curbing travel if too many citizens overstayed in the Schengen Zone. The proposals,...
Inflation

Inflation down to -0.2% across Europe

Inflation fell in April from March by .02% across the EU, Eurostat figures show. Seventeen member states of the European Union showed negative interest rates, with the lowest in in Romania (-2.6%), Bulgaria (-2.5%) and Cyprus...
Europol report

More than 90% of migrants use criminal networks to get to Europe, report says

A joint Europol-Interpol report found that more than 90% of migrants crossing into Europe do so using criminal organisations. The report on the extraordinary crisis interviewed 1,500 migrants in 2015 and reported on the methods criminal gangs...
€500 note

€500 note to be withdrawn from circulation over illegal use concerns

The €500 note is to be removed from circulation because of concerns that it aided criminal activity. But the European Central Bank said the existing notes will continue to be legal tender and will retain their value....
EU Kosovo

Kosovo might be next to get visa-free travel to EU

Shortly after giving Turkish citizens the right to travel to the European Union without a visa, the European Commission announced Kosovo may be next on the list. Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, Commissioner...
France Schengen border

Schengen controls extend as calls grow for unified “European Border and Coast Guard”

Internal Schengen border controls will be extended for six months, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. The Schengen Area provides passport-free travel amongst 26 European countries and was described by the commission as "one of the...
military nato Ashton Carter

NATO considers military buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russian threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said NATO will consider increasing its military presence in the border regions of Eastern Europe to counter increased Russian aggression. The announcement comes as the military alliance and Russia have...
Visa passport control Greece

Visa-free travel for Turks going to Europe

The European Commission will press ahead with visa-free travel for Turkish citizens under conditions related to the migrant influx, as part of a controversial EU-Turkey deal. This Wednesday marks the deadline for Turkey to implement the conditions...