20th Mar 2018


Rome mayor halts 'irresponsible' Olymic bid

Rome's mayor has stopped the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, saying it would be "irresponsible". Virginia Raggi, from the populist Five Star Movement, said the bid would increase debt and trigger a "building spree". "We don't need more white elephants," she said, noting that "the debts related to the Torino Winter Games in 2006 are still ongoing".

'Decisive step' in Brexit ahead of EU summit

The UK and the EU have reached a legal agreement on citizens' rights and the financial settlement, but with still little progress on the future of the Irish border.


Moria refugee camp is no place for people

Two years on from the highly-controversial EU-Turkey deal, many thousands of refugees are still trapped on Greek islands. One of them offers an open invitation to EU leaders to see their inhospitable conditions at the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos.


Selmayr case symptomatic, says EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.

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