Friday

22nd Sep 2017

Ticker

Ombudsman clears Draghi on independence issue

EU ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros has rejected a complaint that the independence, reputation and integrity of the European Central Bank are undermined by its chief Mario Draghi’s membership of the Group of Thirty. Corporate Europe Observatory, a Brussels-based NGO, had argued that the group is a "lobbying vehicle" for financial interests.

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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?

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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