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What’s that about a general election? With Brexit on its mind, the British government is getting ready to play hardball over EU citizens living in the U.K. A two-page list exists, one official told Bloomberg, detailing all the rights enjoyed by EU citizens. Each one will need to be negotiated separately. In campaign news, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to rule out the country staying in the EU if he becomes prime minister. — Siraj Datoo
France’s Socialist Party “is dead.” So says former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who ran an unsuccessful campaign to be the party’s presidential candidate. Now he wants to stand for parliament as a member of President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s party, which has just changed its name to Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move). Valls won’t have an easy ride though: one party official said he would have to go through the regular application process.
If you can’t beat the nationalist right, join them. Denmark’s Social Democrats have widened a lead in opinion polls, positioning itself as willing to address blue-collar concerns, even if that means treading over its traditional principles of egalitarianism, tolerance and openness. Under new leader Mette Fredriksen, the party is also making nice with the nationalist Danish People’s Party, and there’s talk of an alliance.
Was the dinner a mistake, or the leak? European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the leaking of details of a Downing Street Brexit discussion as “a big mistake.” A German newspaper reported last month that Juncker had left the meeting “10 times more skeptical” about reaching a mutually acceptable Brexit deal, and May later accused EU officials of meddling in UK elections. “I get along fine with May,” Juncker was quoted as saying. “She’s a tough lady.”
Greece gets ready for the Chinese. Conglomerate Fosun International wants to use its stake in tour operator Thomas Cook to build vacation packages specifically for the vast Chinese market. The Chinese government predicts visitor numbers to Greece will rise 10-fold to 1.5 million in the medium term. Greece, which is struggling to return to growth, could use the tourists.
Refugee, economist, whistle-blower, entrepreneur. Ismail Ahmed was once a refugee from war-torn Somalia, sending remittances from abroad back to his family. Today the online money-transfer company he founded, WorldRemit, has raised more than $145 million (£112 million; €133 million) and sends cash to 142 countries. Here’s how Ahmed aims to modernize a $444 billion industry.
Watch your tongue. In an employment lawsuit in London, a former Citigroup trader revealed just why he was fired from his job. All it took was a five-word message.
Compiled by Leila Taha and Siraj Datoo