Europe migrant threats, VW email overload and secrets of a happy life

Donald Tusk tells economic migrants they are no longer welcome and should stop travelling to Greece

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Economic migrants are no longer welcome in Europe and should stop travelling across the Aegean Sea into Greece, warned Donald Tusk, the European Council president. "Do not come to Europe. Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money,” he said in Athens. “It is all for nothing. Greece or any other European country will no longer be a transit country.”

Meanwhile, France warned it would relocate its migrant camp from Calais to Britain and roll out “a red carpet” for bankers fleeing London if the UK leaves the EU. Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, was speaking ahead of an Anglo-French summit in Amiens today, which will be dominated by the risks of Brexit including new obstacles to trade between the two countries. (FT)

In the news

Foreign policy experts round on Trump Several dozen Republican foreign policy experts have accused Donald Trump of being “fundamentally dishonest” and “unfit” to be president, as the property developer closes in on the party’s presidential nomination. Since Super Tuesday, there has been a surge in searches for "How can I move to Canada?" (FT, BBC)

E-mail overload VW now claims some managers raised concerns about its plans to circumvent emissions testing rules in 2014, but the then chief executive Martin Winterkorn was so swamped with emails that he might not have read a memo on the issue. (FT)

Indonesian e-expansion President Joko Widodo is easing red-tape and controls on foreign investment in e-commerce in plans to become Southeast Asia's largest digital economy by 2020. (NAR)

Stock exchange spin-offs The Italian as well as French divisions of the London Stock Exchange could be sold if Intercontinental Exchange launches a rival bid to the UK's merger that the LSE is planning with Deutsche Börse. (FT) 

Ex-Chesapeake CEO dies a day after indictment Aubrey McClendon, the founder and former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, has died in a car crash a day after he was indicted on charges of bid-rigging. (FT)

It's a big day for

Brazil, which will report GDP growth for 2015. Analysts estimate that Latin America’s largest economy probably shrank by 3.2 per cent. (Bloomberg)

US Republicans, with th e latest debate among presidential candidates in Detroit after Donald Trump's strong performance at Super Tuesday. 21,000 people have applied for 50 seats allocated for the public (Detroit News)

Food for thought

2009 revisited The current global financial turmoil is not as bad as 2008 but the most volatile since then, writes Nouriel Roubini, thanks to Fed rate rises, emerging market slowdowns and banking and eurozone uncertainty. (NAR)

Apple attack Philip Stephens says that in the stand-off between the FBI and the Silicon Valley business, "the natural tension between privacy and national security should not be resolved by corporations that sell stuff”. (FT)

Death of journalism Older reporters are quitting as papers close, to be replaced by "a loose web of digital outfits populated by a corps of underpaid young freelancers and keyboard hustlers, Twitter fiends and social-media soothsayers." (Nation)

The dangerous US election For liberals, the chief concern for 35 years has been about the unfairness of the economy. For conservatives . . . the anger and resentment felt by older white Americans that the country is no longer “theirs”. (NYRB)

The open secret of a happy life The longest, ongoing study of what constitutes a happy life has a simple conclusion, according to researchers at Harvard University: relationships. (WaPo)

Video of the day

The new World Trade Center transportation hub is undoubtedly impressive, Robert Wright discovers. But that might not justify the vast $4bn price tag. (FT)

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