POLITICS & POLICY

UK – Brexit: Polls

According to recent polls, the Leave camp is temporarily leading. The Economist’s poll suggests that the rich will be more likely to vote to remain than the poor. In the same way, younger voters are more likely to support remaining in the EU as opposed to older ones, who are more keen to leave. Nonetheless, if Brexit takes place, we can expect some sort of domino effect in the years to come. It is possible, for instance, that more member states might call a referendum on EU membership.

Source: Times of Malta, 20/06/2016

Greece – Corruption: Ericsson

Greek authorities are investigating seven employees of Ericsson, the Swedish telecom company, who are suspected of corruption. Investigators are examining Greece’s acquisition of radar technology from Ericsson Microwawe Systems in 1999. In September, a Greek Ericsson employee was arrested on charges of paying a €2 million kickback to a Greek politician. The final goal was to secure the company a €540 million deal.

Source: The Local, 20/06/2016


THE STATEMENT

“Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration, we failed to notice that ordinary people, the citizens of Europe, do not share our Euroenthusiasm.”

Donald Tusk, President of the European Union

Source: The Guardian, 20/06/2016


NUMBERS

10,000

The refugee housing places expected to be needed in Finland.

Source: Yle, 19/06/2016

10%

The percentage by which salaries of Bulgarian teachers should increase at the beginning of next year.

Source: Novinite, 20/06/2016


Photo Credits CC: European People’s Party



 
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