Roderich Kiesewetter is a member of the foreign affairs committee in the German parliament and also a foreign policy and security expert for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, CDU.
In an interview with the German daily Bild, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his country's refusal of an EU-wide refugee resettlement quota, saying that he believed refugees are "Muslim invaders."
Britain's departure from the EU will leave a hole in the budget of approximately 12-13 billion euros. Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has a tough job ahead of him convincing member states to pony up more funds.
The CSU, sister-party to Angela Merkel's CDU, is holding its annual Bavarian retreat to meditate on the conditions for upcoming coalition talks. The conservative party is likely to make a few tough immigration demands.
The EU has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.
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