Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

Spanish court suspends Catalan independence resolution

Spain's constitutional court on Monday annulled a resolution by Catalonia to press ahead with independence. The court ruled against a similar motion passed by the Catalan parliament last year, but the regional 135-seat parliament passed a second one last week, saying it would pursue its plan to detach from Spain. The Catalan parliament will now have 20 days to communicate the court's decision to its members and present any appeals.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

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