Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Lithuanian president Grybauskaite reelected

Former EU commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite was reelected as Lithuanian President on Sunday, in a runoff against Social-Democrat Zigmantas Balcytis. Preliminary results gave Grybauskaite 58.6% of the vote, compared to 41.4 % for her rival. Grybauskaite, a black belt in karate, ran as an independent with backing from centre-right parties.

Article 7 not mentioned in Poland probe update

While Polish president Andrzej Duda proposes amendments to further increase political control over the judiciary, EU ministers voice support for the rule of law, but make no mention of the Article 7 sanctions.

US tests EU patience over Privacy Shield

The data sharing pact with the US is yet to be fully implemented, as the Americans have failed to appoint people in key positions to ensure EU citizens' personal data is protected.

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