Friday

24th Feb 2017

Ticker

Sarkozy said to want to run again for French presidency

Nicolas Sarkozy will run again for the French presidency in 2017, the wife of France's former President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday in an interview, AFP reports. "I cannot say more, he will scold me," Bernadette Chirac said. Asked if Sarkozy was the only candidate, she said: "For me, yes."

Focus

Malta to push for LGBTI rights in troubled times

Malta has, in a short space of time, emerged as a champion for LGBTIQ rights. Activists hope the Maltese EU presidency will help to put their rights higher on the EU agenda.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Searching for a voice and a standard bearer

As Britons come to terms with the reality of Brexit many Remainers are now listless, looking for someone to present a viable alternative to Theresa May's dominance

Opinion

The crisis we face in the Lake Chad Basin

With no end in sight to this crisis, humanitarian actors must call for concerted engagement of political, developmental and security actors to help stabilise the region, writes the head of the UN migration agency.

Le Pen wants to 'do away' with the EU

The far-right presidential candidate said that she would create a "Europe of free nations", while taking France out of Nato command and "tie up" Russia to Europe.

Feature

Armenia-Azerbaijan war: Line of contact

“Frontline coffee is the best coffee in the world”, an Armenian lieutenant told EUobserver, with soldiers' morale among their strongest weapons in the war against an oil-rich foe.

News in Brief

  1. Spanish court jails former IMF chief Rato
  2. Macron proposes Nordic-style economic model for France
  3. Germany posts record high budget surplus
  4. Labour ousts Ukip in Brexit homeland
  5. Dutch lower house approves EU-Ukraine treaty
  6. WTO says Russian pork ban was illegal
  7. Belgian nuclear plant made 'significant progress' on safety
  8. Report: Commission gauging EU support for Poland sanctions

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