Tuesday

21st Feb 2017

Ticker

Jagland re-elected to head Council of Europe

The Council of Europe parliamentary assembly on Tuesday re-elected Thorbjorn Jagland of Norway as secretary general for a five-year term with 156 votes against Germany's Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, who got 93 votes. Jagland has led the 47-nation body since 2009. His new term starts on 1 October 2014.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

News in Brief

  1. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
  2. EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
  3. US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
  4. Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate
  5. Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
  6. Pro-refugee marchers swarm through Barcelona
  7. Renzi seeks party's support
  8. EU probes China-funded rail project

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