Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

No extra EU sanctions on Russia over Syria

EU foreign ministers will Monday call for additional names of Syrians responsible for the assault on Aleppo to be added to a blacklist later down the line. They will not discuss adding new Russian names to the visa ban and asset freeze list due to Syria, however, a senior EU source said. "We don't want to sanction just for the sake of sanctioning, priority is to stop attacks", he said.

Bank agency shuns EU invitations

The EU's banking agency is not visiting cities that want to host the agency post-Brexit "to ensure objectivity". The medicines agency has no such qualms.

Opinion

Do we still need political parties?

The question is a legitimate one, especially in a German election campaign that is avoiding pressing topics and leaving many voters helpless.

EU agency to fight election hacking

A new-model EU cybersecurity agency could help states defend their elections against "hybrid attacks", the Commission has said.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  2. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  3. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  4. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  5. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  6. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  7. EU unveils cyber security ideas
  8. EU must do more to cut emissions, auditors say

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