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BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at


EUROPE-MIGRANTS-NO ANSWERS? The European Union's two emergency meetings on the migration crisis this week won't provide any quick solutions or answers to ease the plight of tens of thousands of people seeking sanctuary in Europe. As the EU scrambles to respond to scenes of people charging razor-wire fences, suffocating in trucks or bodies washing up on beaches, unity has crumbled and nations in the 28-member bloc are trading barbs over who is to blame. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 0800 GMT Tuesday. Will be updated as needed from EU meeting starting at 12:30 GMT.

EUROPE MIGRANTS -- European Union ministers meet to try again to reach a solution on an issue that's bedeviled them for months: how to share the burden of dealing with throngs of asylum seekers and other migrants who've entered Europe. By Lorne Cook and John-Thor Dahlburg. Meeting scheduled to start at 1230 GMT. UPCOMING: Developing.

GERMANY-FINLAND -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila. News conference at 1145 GMT.

OECD MIGRANTS -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development releases a global migration report putting the current crisis in historical context, with figures and policy proposals. UPCOMING: Could be Latest item or separate, release time 0900GMT.


UKRAINE-TYCOON'S DOUBLE TRADE -- In the town of Krasnodon, deep in eastern Ukraine's rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man. At the same time, Akhmetov operates factories on the other side of the frontline, powering Ukraine's economy and exporting to the West -- which then indirectly props up the rebel government -- a double-act made possible by using fortune and business empire as leverage. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. UPCOMING: 1,400 words, photos by 0900 GMT.

EUROPE'SCHALLENGE -- As mobile technology upends industries and lifestyles at breakneck pace, Europe is grappling with the fact that it is not producing any of the online giants like Google or Facebook. The reasons range from a lack of risk-taking spirit to the difficulty in reproducing the mix of money and expertise that Silicon Valley has. By Matti Huuhtanen. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 0900 GMT.


UKRAINE-NATO -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Ukraine's president and prime minister in Kiev. A joint news conference with President Petro Poroshenko is set for 0930 GMT and with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at 1310 GMT.

UKRAINE-DIPLOMACY -- Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE hold the latest in a series of meetings on implementation of the February cease-fire for eastern Ukraine.

UKRAINE-IMF -- An International Monetary Fund mission arrives to assess Ukraine's progress on reforms and decide whether to release the third installment of a four-year $17.5 billion loan.

RUSSIA-PALESTINIANS -- Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his residence outside Moscow at 1500GMT.

FRANCE-PALESTINIANS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets French President Francois Hollande as France prepares a push at the U.N. General Assembly for resumed peace talks and as the Palestinians continuing pushing for U.N. recognition. UPCOMING: On merit only after 1000GMT meeting. Photos, video.

Updated : 2021-09-17 16:07 GMT+08:00