Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Merkel stays firm on Brexit conditions

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against allowing exceptions to the EU’s principle of linking access to the single market to free movement of people. British prime minister Theresa May said she wanted maximum market access while retaining total control over immigration after Brexit. But Merkel told German business leaders any exceptions "would create an extremely difficult situation” and represent "a systemic challenge for the entire European Union".

Focus

EU bans 'geo-blocking' - but not (yet) for audiovisual

Online retailers will no longer be able to discriminate against potential customers based on their location in the EU, but the phrase 'this video is unavailable in your region' will remain a common sight in Europe.

EU monitoring of Libyan coastguard done by Libyans

The EU trains the Libyan coastguard and set up monitoring mechanism to ensure they respect the human rights of migrants. But the mechanism only requires Libyans to file reports about themselves.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

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