Tuesday

27th Jun 2017

Ticker

Former Belgian PM to join Brexit negotiators

The European Parliament has chosen Guy Verfhostadt, the head of the liberal Alde group and a former Belgian prime minister, to be its "chief negotiator" in Brexit talks. The European Commission had earlier named former French commissioner Michel Barnier as its point man, while the EU Council is fielding Belgian diplomat Didier Seeuws. The new Brexit deal needs the "consent" of the EU parliament to go ahead in some areas.

Focus

China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe

Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.

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