Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Scotland appoints Brexit minister

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has appointed Michael Russell, the former education minister, as minister to lead negotiations with the UK government in order to find an agreement for EU exit preparations. "Influencing the UK position will be crucial to our efforts to protect Scotland’s interests and our relationship with Europe, especially the single market," Sturgeon said Thursday during the announcement of the appointment.

Opinion

A social Europe needs better housing

EU social and urban policies should be more linked together and involve local authorities, in order to help people find affordable homes.

London firms seek free trade after Brexit

Financial services firms in London are proposing a free trade deal with the EU-27 to allow access to each others' markets without restrictions. They also propose a bilateral dispute settlement system.

News in Brief

  1. EU commission provides €2mn for food quality studies
  2. Almost a third of Europeans unaware of cost-free roaming
  3. No immediate declaration after Tallinn digital summit
  4. Alternative women's rights fund raises €292mn
  5. Russian gay rights activist calls for EU action
  6. Food maker shamed on inferior products in Croatia
  7. British PM to meet EU president on Brexit
  8. Russia's Ukraine 'republic' opens mission in France

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