20th Mar 2018


Ukrainian parliament to ratify EU deal in September

Ukraine’s parliament will ratify the Association Agreement with the EU in September, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday, according to ITAR-TASS. He will meet Russian president Putin in Belarus' capital Minsk on 26 August and is invited to meet EU leaders at an EU summit in Brussels on 30 August.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

EU mulls coercion to get refugee kids fingerprints

EU policy and law makers are ironing out final details of a legislative reform on collecting the fingerprints of asylum seekers and refugees, known as Eurodac. The latest plan includes possibly using coercion against minors, which one MEP calls "violence".

EU to probe UK 'election-rigging' firm

MEPs are to investigate whether UK firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook misused private data to sway votes amid increasingly lurid revelations.


'Denial' - is meat the new climate change?

The European Parliament's agriculture committee meets on Tuesday, with speculation that the EPP will vote against a report on the EU plant protein plan if it mentions switching away from animals to plant-based diets.

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