Wednesday

16th Jan 2019

News in Brief

  1. Farage says bigger Brexit majority if second referendum
  2. Macron starts 'grand debate' tour after yellow vests protests
  3. Barnier: up to London to take Brexit forward
  4. Stimulus still needed, ECB's Draghi says in final report
  5. May's Brexit deal defeated by 230 votes
  6. German economy hit by global economic turbulence
  7. MEPs narrowly call for end to 'tampon tax'
  8. MEPs back spending €6bn on fusion energy research

Opinion

On Morocco, will the EU ignore its own court?

If the European parliament votes in favour of the new Morocco agreement without knowing that it complies with the European Court of Justice judgement, how can it demand that other countries respect international law and their own courts?

Opinion

Trump's wall vs Europe's sea

Though we would never admit it, the only difference between Trump and the EU is we don't need a wall - because we're 'fortunate' enough to have the Mediterranean.

The Magnitsky Affair

EU Council chief Herman Van Rompuy has called the murder of Russian anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky "emblematic" of all that is wrong in modern Russia.

EUobserver investigative reports

"The Magnitsky Affair" is the latest in a series of EUobserver investigative reports. It looks at what the EU is really willing to do to confront Russian human rights abuses on its doorstep.

About Andrew Rettman

Andrew Rettman writes about foreign relations for EUobserver. He joined the site in 2005 and specialises in Israel, Russia, the EU foreign service and security issues. He was born in Warsaw, Poland.

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