Saturday

23rd Sep 2017

Ticker

No police deal for Denmark, says Timmermanns

Denmark will not be allowed continued membership of Europol after the agency’s new legal status comes into force 1 May 2017, EU commission vice president Frans Timmermanns said on Tuesday. Some 53.1 percent of Danes rejected joining EU justice and home affairs policies in a referendum last December. The UK has similar opt-outs to Denmark, so is also likely to be cut off from Europol in May.

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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