Thursday

30th Mar 2017

Ticker

Ukip leader quits after 18 days

Diane James has quit the UK Independence Party's leadership, just 18 days after she was elected. "I do not have sufficient authority, nor the full support of all my MEP colleagues and party officers officers to implement changes I believe necessary," she said in statement. Former leader Nigel Farage quit after the Brexit referendum, plunging the party into political infighting and battles over its future direction.

MEPs call for reset in relations with Belarus

A group of 72 euro-deputies have written to EU leaders, asking them to stop funding Europe's last dictatorship and increase their support for democracy activists instead.

Opinion

New model needed to save EU

The challenges and threats to the European Union are all reflected in the Greek case.

'Unhappy' day as UK delivers Brexit letter

European Council chief Donald Tusk said that "damage control" starts for the EU, as British PM Theresa May has invoked Article 50 nine months after the UK voted to leave the bloc.

Interview

Let's not lecture Trump, says top German MP

Europeans need to propose "projects of common interest" to the US president to preserve "Western unity" on Russia, Norbert Roettgen, the chair of Bundestag's foreign affairs committee said.

News in Brief

  1. UK delivered its Article 50 letter to the EU
  2. Support for Germany's anti-EU party fading
  3. Turkish intelligence not welcome in Germany
  4. US senate approves Montenegro’s Nato bid
  5. Scottish MPs give go ahead to seek referendum
  6. Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
  7. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  8. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal

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