Thursday

23rd Feb 2017

Ticker

EU urges Russia to 'withdraw forces from Ukraine'

EU foreign affairs chief Ashton said Saturday that "all" the bloc's foreign ministers at a meeting in Milan on Saturday expressed "concern ... about the recent aggression against Ukraine by Russia's regular forces" and urged Russia to "withdraw its forces from Ukraine". Russia denies its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.

Focus

Crowded race to win EU medicines agency

As cities line up to take over the European Medicines Agency some fear a kerfuffle that could destabilise the agency's work and slow down the pace of approving new medicines.

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In the face of new threats from multinational companies, global environmental justice movements are springing into action in an unfamiliar arena - Europe.

News in Brief

  1. Report: Commission gauging EU support for Poland sanctions
  2. Irish PM expected to quit amid police scandal
  3. After Brexit vote, 100,000 UK firms registered in Ireland
  4. Bayrou to support Macron in French presidential election
  5. British by-election tests Ukip strength after Brexit
  6. Romanian parliament buries controversial corruption decree
  7. Dozens drown off Libyan coast
  8. EU ministers approve anti-tax avoidance directive

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