Friday

22nd Sep 2017

Ticker

Parts of EU parliament building closed

A section of the EU parliament was closed on Monday after building inspections revealed cracks in three wooden beams above the plenary chamber. A spokesperson said the problem had been discovered in time as "a result of a rigorous inspection system." Parliamentary business will otherwise continue as normal.

Barnier: UK risks undermining trust in Brexit talks

A day before UK PM Theresa May sets out her Brexit strategy in Florence, top EU negotiator Michel Barnier told lawmakers in Rome: there can be no transitional deal for the UK without a withdrawal agreement.

EU 'embarrassed' by Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

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