Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

Merkel met Hollande and Van Rompuy on Juncker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday had a "very brief discussion" on the margins of the G7 summit with French leader Hollande and the EU council chief Van Rompuy about the process of electing the next commission president. She said she will also talk to British PM Cameron about it.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

Opinion

The need for global cooperation in stopping Iran

Although Trump said he would tear up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the new administration seems to want to work on a new policy toward Iran. Let's hope European leaders will respond in kind to this approach.

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