19th Mar 2018


EU must stop Airbus subsidies, says trade body

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said in a report Thursday that the EU as well as Germany, France, the UK and Spain do not comply with that organisation's rules on public subsidies and should cut fundings to aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The WTO's panel examined the case at the request of Airbus main competitor, Boeing. The US called for an immediate halt for EU subsidies and Airbus said it would appeal.

'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, warns 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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