Brexit - Belgian PM 'v determined' on sovereignty,him & Lux PM 'particularly firm' on euro-outs, Merkel concern free movement: French diplo
Cameron demands 13-year ban on EU migrant benefits at summit – http://EurActiv.com http://eurac.tv/rUB #EUCO
Swedish PM Löfven claims EU leaders agree on no right for refugees to seek asylum in EU country of their own choice. #euco
Tusk's remarks after first day of #EUCO
.@eucopresident and @JunckerEU will hold together bilateral meetings with @fhollande, @SlavekSobotka and @CharlesMichel. #UKinEU #euco
'A lot needs to be done' warns EU's Tusk on #Brexit deal. @AFP's latest https://uk.news.yahoo.com/eus-tusk-says-progress-lot-needs-done-uk-020401585.html …
#Spain PM Rajoy tells journalists he is confident a deal on the UK will be reached tomorrow. /via @SofiaBettiza #EUCO #UKref
Turkey builds first 2-story container refugee camp http://sabahdai.ly/GbAssE
#Austria's Faymann: Next #EUCO will be earlier, 7, 8 or 9 of March, including Mini-summit with #Turkey. /via @vonderburchard
Austria sticks to migrant cap decision, despite pressure in #euco to delay. Merkel says some were surprised by it. Downplays clash.
‘I need this or it will be suicide,’ Cameron told #EUCO http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4694318.ece …
It's 1.45am and it's snowing
Working dinner on refugee crisis has now lasted longer than the discussion of the U.K.-EU renegotiation #priorities
word on the council carpet: sherpas will work through night until 5am breakfast while leaders will reconvene for brunch #pray4sherpas #euco
#EUCO talks looking tougher than expected on #UKinEU. I'd say balance still leaning towards deal at this meet but less likely than at outset
#EUCO proves to be harder than expected. Many small nationalisms & egos. Everyone wants to leave the Summit w a present for his home crowd.
Cameron pleads for 'credible' deal at #EUCO, Downing St warns 'could be a long night'. @AFP wrap by @khaddon and me http://news.yahoo.com/cameron-vows-reject-uk-deal-does-not-meet-134328965.html;_ylt=AwrC1zEZOMZWRXsAqCbQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--
Rumors from the #EUCO say that a super important country might ask for an extraordinary Summit specifically for migration in 15 days.
UK reportedly wants emergency brake on access to welfare to last 13 years (7+3+3). Central & Eastern EU countries say no more than 5. #EUCO
#Schulz: Each EU MS should ask themselves, "who are we alone." Need to stick together to face global challenges. #EUCO
EUCO President Tusk defines Summit as " Make or Break "
Serious discussion at #EUCO over financing for #refugeecrisis in #Greece. Risk of humanitarian crisis while #EU coffers are empty.
Greece says it can now register all migrants. http://bit.ly/20FRAKB
Wary on Turkey, EU prepares for refugee crisis in Greece http://dlvr.it/KXzHlb
Greece condemns ‘heinous attack’ in Ankara http://dlvr.it/KXzHhg
Eurogroup President Asks Greece to Accept Deeper Pension Cuts and Create a New Privatization Fund http://dlvr.it/KXxh8W #Greece
New Spain elections 'most likely' in June, says prime minister http://bit.ly/21c67jk
Spain's Podemos agrees to talk with Socialists, breaking deadlock http://f24.my/1ovxx6a
Curse of Cameron - Spain's Rajoy caught on open mic telling UK PM new Spanish elex likely on June 26 (three days after poss #UKref) #EUCO
Odds & Ends .....
A "Baffled" Bank Of Japan Is Shocked By Its "Message Of Despair" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-18/baffled-bank-japan-shocked-its-message-despair …
KURODA: NEGATIVE RATES WILL HELP BOOST JAPAN'S ECONOMY....haha
Why The Chinese Yuan Will Lose 30% Of Its Value http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02
Another step towards interest rate liberalization- PBoC adopts daily open market operations, finessing rate corridor http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/pboc-said-to-lower-medium-term-interest-rates-for-china-s-banks …
Desperate ruling Coalition grasps straws..
JAPAN'S 20Y GOVT BOND YIELD FALLS TO FRESH RECORD LOW OF 0.70%
The EU is banning the 500-euro 'Bin Laden' bill to try and stop terrorists http://bit.ly/1Kt2Gkj
US banks take pain. Euro banks don't.