Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Spanish socialists to oppose Rajoy's bid to be PM

Spanish socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has said he will oppose Mariano Rajoy's bid to be installed as prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday. Caretaker PM Rajoy said he would risk the vote even though his centre-right People's Party and its allies are six deputies short of a majority, with 170. Some commentators had urged the socialists, with 85 deputies, to abstain to break eight months of deadlock.

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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