Wednesday

18th Oct 2017

Ticker

Venice Commission: Poland's reforms 'undermine democracy'

The Venice Commission, an advisory body to the Council of Europe, said Friday that the Polish government's reform of the Constitutional Tribunal "would undermine democracy, human rights and the rule of law" if implemented. It calls the government to "find a solution on the basis of the rule of law".

Europeans more positive about EU, survey shows

On balance, 55 percent of British respondents said the UK had benefited from EU membership. Among all European respondents, 47 percent said their voice counted in the EU.

Tusk summits to create new-model EU

Tusk has proposed a series of 13 top-level talks to take forward European reform, but his backing for a multi-speed Europe risks deepening divide.

EU rejects UK claim it's slowing Brexit talks

The EU is "not confident, but hopeful" that the UK will achieve sufficient progress for 'stage 2' by December, as Britain's Brexit negotiator blames the slow pace of negotiations on the EU ahead of a crucial summit meeting.

News in Brief

  1. EU food safety chief denies keeping studies 'secret'
  2. EU states pledge 24,000 resettlement places so far
  3. US ready for arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet
  4. Austria's Green leaders step down following election failure
  5. Icelandic journalists protest ban on reporting PM's finances
  6. UK to begin registering EU nationals by end of 2018
  7. EU countries want compensation from Israel in Palestine
  8. Spanish Court declares Catalan referendum law void

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