Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

Serbia set to hire UK politician for EU membership bid

Serbia is set to hire UK politician and former European Commissioner for trade Peter Mandelson to help prepare its EU membership bid, reports The Independent. "He can have a real impact," said Serbia's PM Aleksandar Vucic. Former PM Tony Blair was reportedly the first choice but was deemed to expensive.

Agenda

China summit and Juncker in MEP tax hearing This WEEK

EU and China are holding their 19th summit at the end of the week, but attention will first shift to EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who will have to respond to tricky questions from MEPs on a Luxembourg tax scandal.

Letter

Nordic contribution to global goals

Prime ministers of the Nordic countries took the decision on Monday to launch a new initiative focused on Nordic solutions to global societal challenges.

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

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