Tuesday

16th Jan 2018

Ticker

Dutch police train eagles to fight drones

Dutch police have become the first in the world to employ eagles to take down illegal drones. "It's a low-tech solution to a hi-tech problem," police spokesman Dennis Janus told the BBC. About 100 officers will be trained to work with the eagles, which will be deployed whenever drones are believed to be posing a threat to the public or flying close to airports or sensitive areas.

EU names China and Russia as top hackers

Beware of opening emails entitled 'Official Data Breach Notification' or 'UPS Label Delivery' if you are a CEO, the EU's cyber-defence agency has warned.

Opinion

Ten Commandments to overcome the EU's many crises

A series of missteps - from the faulty institutional infrastructure of the euro, to the migration crisis - have left the EU battered and in near crisis. Here are ten steps to re-democratise the union.

Analysis

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence'

On his recent visit to China, the French president tried to take advantage of Beijing's 'divide and rule' EU approach and become the country's main interlocutor with Europe - while also calling for more EU coordination.

Opinion

EU's 'old men' must pressure on Poland on abortion rights

Despite fresh crackdowns on Poland's already restrictive abortion laws, EU commission president Juncker did not raise the issue with the new Polish PM Morawiecki - perhaps because it was an all-male event?

News in Brief

  1. Verhofstadt scolds Polish MEP for Nazi-era slur
  2. EU to remove half of tax havens from blacklist
  3. SPD Berlin branch votes against Merkel coalition
  4. Thousands protest as Greece approves bailout reforms
  5. France and Germany call for Bitcoin regulation
  6. Macron visits Calais migrants before French-UK summit
  7. Spanish anti-mafia prosecutor targets Russian officials
  8. Madrid to continue direct rule if Puigdemont re-elected

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Latest News

  1. EU names China and Russia as top hackers
  2. Ten Commandments to overcome the EU's many crises
  3. Brexit opens Pandora's Box on number of MEPs per country
  4. Romanian PM resigns in spat with convicted party leader
  5. Macron's Chinese 'game of influence'
  6. EU's 'old men' must pressure on Poland on abortion rights
  7. Commission to float anti-'fake news' proposals in spring
  8. Sweden raises alarm on election meddling