20th Mar 2018


Hamas EU terror listing flawed, says lawyer

Member states failed to follow due process in their decision to designate Palestinian militant group Hamas a terror organisation, the EU court's advocate general has said. States failed to demonstrate that the UK's listing of Hamas in 2001, the basis of the EU decision, justified being transferred. Hamas should be removed from the list, the lawyer said. Judges follow the advocate general in most rulings.

'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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