Sunday

19th Feb 2017

Ticker

Dieselgate MEP: No problem to question MEPs from own group

The accusation that centre-left chairwoman Kathleen Van Brempt of the EU parliament's Dieselgate committee wants to prevent MEPs from her own group appearing as witnesses is "nonsense", said British centre-left MEP Seb Dance. Centre-right MEPs want two centre-left lawmakers to testify. Dance, active member of the inquiry committee, told EUobserver no decision has been taken because the chairwoman wants to first identify which additional MEPs can give valuable contributions.

US reassures Europe on Nato and Russia, again

US vice-president Mike Pence crowned a week of American diplomacy in Europe on Saturday (18 February) by promising to stick by Nato and to take a tough line on Russia.

Opinion

The need for global cooperation in stopping Iran

Although Trump said he would tear up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the new administration seems to want to work on a new policy toward Iran. Let's hope European leaders will respond in kind to this approach.

Opinion

A bold call for traineeship equality

The EU ombudsman's slapdown of the EU diplomatic service's unpaid internship programs offers a glimmer of hope to a future of paid internships in Europe.

Opinion

Africa is our destiny

U2's Bono writes that Africa should be at the centre of political leader's thoughts at the latest G20 foreign minister's summit and the Munich security conference this coming week.

News in Brief

  1. Migrants storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta
  2. Spain's princess fined for tax fraud, husband sentenced
  3. EU to invest millions in energy infrastructure
  4. Dutch data watchdog forces online vote aides to up security
  5. EU allows Lithuania to ban Russian tv channel
  6. Finland announces increase in defence spending
  7. Ex-PM Blair says Brits should 'rise up' against Brexit
  8. Nato chief says facts to prevail over fake news

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