Monday

20th Nov 2017

Ticker

Portugal renounces last tranche of rescue loan

Portugal has taken the unusual step of renouncing a €1.7bn rescue loan from the

EFSM fund available until the end of June. The lenders had asked budget savings of an estimated €500m-€800m in return for the loan that the country’s constitutional court on 30 May ruled would breach the constitution.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss, after three rounds of voting by EU ministers could not decide between the Dutch city and Milan.

Interview

EU asylum chief: The 'future' arrived in 2015

Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.

Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.

News in Brief

  1. EU court threatens daily fine over Polish forest logging
  2. EU medicines agency will move to Milan or Amsterdam
  3. Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan in next round of EMA vote
  4. Three countries pull out of medicines agency Brexit race
  5. Schulz calls for new German elections
  6. EU Commission 'confident' on German stability
  7. EU adopts new border check rules
  8. Soros: Hungary's campaign based on 'distortions and lies'

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