Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Ukip plunged into chaos after candidate's exclusion

Ukip has descended into faction fighting after Steven Woolfe, the favoured successor to outgoing leader Nigel Farage, was barred from standing in the leadership election by the party's national executive committee (NEC). He submitted his nomination papers 17 minutes late. The move prompted three resignations from the committee. The Independent reports that Farage might form a new party modelled on Italy’s Five Star Movement.

Article 7 not mentioned in Poland probe update

While Polish president Andrzej Duda proposes amendments to further increase political control over the judiciary, EU ministers voice support for the rule of law, but make no mention of the Article 7 sanctions.

US tests EU patience over Privacy Shield

The data sharing pact with the US is yet to be fully implemented, as the Americans have failed to appoint people in key positions to ensure EU citizens' personal data is protected.

Europe holds off on storing CO2

Most reports looking at long-term climate scenarios agree that some form of carbon capture and storage is needed. However, its deployment has been stalled in the EU.

Analysis

Merkel's win heralds uncertain time

On Sunday, Germans elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term in office. However, she may be facing her most difficult period yet as chancellor.

Agenda

Macron speech and Catalan vote This Week

French leader to detail his vision for Europe on the eve of an informal summit in Tallinn. Catalans to try to hold "illegal" referendum on Sunday.

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