Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Ecuador approves Swedish request to hear Julian Assange

Ecuador will allow Swedish prosecutors to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy, Sweden's foreign ministry announced in a statement on Thursday. The prosecutor submitted its request in January, sending a reminder in June. Assange is suspected of a 2010 rape, the investigation hanging in limbo after Assange refused to appear, fearing extradition to America. The Australian, living in the embassy since 2012, denies the allegations.

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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