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2209, 2017

May seeks EU grace period in foggy Brexit speech

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Eagerly awaited Brexit speech was foggy on details, but May pledged to honour financial commitments while calling for a two-year transition deal after the UK left.

2209, 2017

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

2209, 2017

In Barcelona, a quiet political showdown

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on In Barcelona, a quiet political showdown

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

2209, 2017

[Ticker] Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Ticker] Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures

Dutch caretaker deputy minister for infrastructure and environment Sharon Dijksma told MPs on Friday that the Netherlands will appeal a recent court ruling, which banned the government from adopting measures that could further decrease air quality. The...

2209, 2017

Member states reject EU system of donating unsold food

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Member states reject EU system of donating unsold food

According to information obtained by EUobserver, national governments have dismissed a proposal by MEPs to make a system for donating would-be wasted food to charity.

2209, 2017

[Visual Data] The Merkelisation of Europe

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Visual Data] The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

2209, 2017

[Ticker] May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Ticker] May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit

British prime minister Theresa May proposed "around" a two-year-long transition period, based on current arrangements, after Brexit in 2019, to give enough time for businesses and public services to prepare for the changes. "During the implementation p...

2209, 2017

[Interview] Leave politics out of agencies debate, says Polish minister

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Interview] Leave politics out of agencies debate, says Polish minister

Health minister Konstanty Radziwill explains why he thinks Warsaw is the best future location for the European Medicines Agency.

2209, 2017

Facebook helping Germany to stop Russian meddling

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Facebook helping Germany to stop Russian meddling

Facebook chief Zuckerberg has said he is helping to stop Russia from interfering in the German election, the way it did in the US and France.

2209, 2017

[Opinion] It’s time to de-escalate the situation in Catalonia

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Opinion] It’s time to de-escalate the situation in Catalonia

Spain's apparent refusal even to allow for a dialogue on the referendum is giving the Catalan government less and less of an incentive to aim for a compromise.

2209, 2017

[Ticker] May to call on EU’s ‘sense of responsibility’

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Ticker] May to call on EU’s ‘sense of responsibility’

In a speech she will deliver in Florence, Italy, on Friday afternoon, UK prime minister Theresa May will call on EU leaders' "profound sense of responsibility" to make Brexit "work smoothly and sensibly", according to British media. She will ask them t...

2209, 2017

[Ticker] Catalonia has ‘contingency plans’ for independence vote

By |September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on [Ticker] Catalonia has ‘contingency plans’ for independence vote

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Thursday that his government has "contingency plans" to organise a referendum on independence on 1 October, despite the Spanish government's efforts to prevent it. The vote has been ruled illegal by the Spanish ...

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