European Union proposes ban on single-use plastics - Italy in limbo as fresh elections likely - Global Solutions Summit tackles trade tensions
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
Italy's new government appears at loggerheads with Germany on migration. But dig deeper and there is common room to cooperate despite the rhetoric.
Matteo Salvini has warned "the good times for illegals are over." EU ministers will soon be debating the controversial Dublin Regulation at a high-level bloc meeting.
Italy has remained firm in its decision to shut its ports to a ship carrying more than 600 migrants. But Rome insisted it is still willing to help asylum-seekers — under certain conditions.
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