Saturday

23rd Sep 2017

Ticker

Russian TV keen to employ Farage

Russian propaganda outlet RT has offered British eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage his own TV show, British newspaper The Telegraph reports. Farage said had not agreed, adding: "I’ve appeared on RT occasionally ... They are a broadcaster with an audience. They may well have a political agenda, but you can’t ignore them.” Farage, who advocates the break up of the EU, has in the past praised Russia's authoritarian leader Vladimir Putin.

Analysis

Merkel-Macron: An EU motor in the making

Merkel's re-election is expected to revive the Franco-German EU motor, but the German leader and France's new ruler are still searching for a common vision.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

News in Brief

  1. Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures
  2. May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit
  3. May to call on EU's 'sense of responsibility'
  4. Catalonia has 'contingency plans' for independence vote
  5. Last German polls confirm Merkel's lead
  6. EU to step up sanctions on North Korea
  7. Tusk calls 'euro summit' in December
  8. Report: May to seek two-year EU transition

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