Monday

28th May 2018

Ticker

Sweden hit by wave of car burnings

Sweden has been hit by a wave of car burnings over summer, with a many as 2,027 vehicles set on fire in total between January and July, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention. Stockholm and Malmo have seen most burned cars. "We can't say if it is youngsters or criminals or whatever. We assume little things but we don’t know," Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren told Reuters.

EUobserved

How radical is Italy's Savona really?

Italy is in a political crisis because president Sergio Mattarella has rejected Paolo Savona as a cabinet member, for his views on the EU.

Agenda

Budget and Bettel on the EU's agenda This Week

MEPs will have their first chance to discuss the EU Commission's plans for the next long-term EU budget in Strasbourg. At the same time, a court case in Luxembourg may shake up the 'rule of law' debate.

Focus

EU accused of 'half-hearted approach' on air quality

European Commission has taken six EU countries to court over failing to achieve EU air quality standards. But what about the other countries where air quality is equally bad - or worse?

Visual Data

EU budget: Biggest cuts and increases

The European Parliament accused the EU Commission of not providing clear figures for a comparison of the proposed and the current EU budgets. We take a look at the main differences.

GDPR - a global 'gold standard'?

The new EU privacy rules are touted as a global 'gold standard' - but Mexico's former data commissioner warns some nations are far from ready.

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