Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

EU to give Spain millions to control irregular migration

Spain is set to receive €10 million from the European commission in its wider efforts to stop irregular migrants from breaching its two North African enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, reports the AFP. Part of the money will be used to finance voluntary return programmes, improve border fences and reception centres.

Focus

EU bans 'geo-blocking' - but not (yet) for audiovisual

Online retailers will no longer be able to discriminate against potential customers based on their location in the EU, but the phrase 'this video is unavailable in your region' will remain a common sight in Europe.

EU monitoring of Libyan coastguard done by Libyans

The EU trains the Libyan coastguard and set up monitoring mechanism to ensure they respect the human rights of migrants. But the mechanism only requires Libyans to file reports about themselves.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

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