Tuesday

16th Jan 2018

Ticker

UK nuclear postponement angers France and China

The sudden decision by Theresa May's new British government to postpone building a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point has angered and surprised investors, according to media reports. French company EDF had approved financing for most of the €21bn project. China, expected to fund one third of the project, said it hoped for a speedy resolution. The new UK government may try to alter China’s role for security reasons.

Fewer MEPs than visitors turn up for Estonian PM

Less than seven percent of MEPs watch Estonian prime minister's speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. More visiting students showed up than MEPs, prompting questions of the value of such sessions.

Opinion

Ten Commandments to overcome the EU's many crises

A series of missteps - from the faulty institutional infrastructure of the euro, to the migration crisis - have left the EU battered and in near crisis. Here are ten steps to re-democratise the union.

Analysis

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence'

On his recent visit to China, the French president tried to take advantage of Beijing's 'divide and rule' EU approach and become the country's main interlocutor with Europe - while also calling for more EU coordination.

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