What's Next: March 7, 2016

People gather near the gate at the Greek-Macedonian border, on March 6, 2016.
People gather near the gate at the Greek-Macedonian border, on March 6, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

EU, Turkey to discuss deal on migrants

European Union (EU) and Turkish leaders meet in Brussels today for a last-ditch attempt to secure a deal on stemming the flow of migrants across Europe's borders.

While the contours for a deal are in place, the Turks are holding out for more concessions.

What's more, East European members of the EU have dismissed any potential deal with Turkey as no substitute for border controls.

TRS website sedition trial begins

The trial for sedition against the duo behind The Real Singapore (TRS) sociopolitical website begins today in the State Courts.

Yang Kaiheng, 26, and Ai Takagi, 22, were charged with seven counts of sedition for articles published between October 2013 and February last year that allegedly promoted ill-will and hostility between different races or classes in Singapore.

Expectations of Europe stimulus

With much attention on slowing China, another major market with an uncertain economic outlook - the European Union - will be back in the spotlight later this week. The European Central Bank is expected to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday, taking interest rates even further below zero and stepping up an asset-buying programme.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: March 7, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe