Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

Yazidi activists scoop EU rights prize

Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Ali Bashar, two women from the Yazidi minority in Syria, who were made into sex slaves by the jihadist group Islamic State, and who now campaign for Yazidi rights, have won this year's European Parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader-in-exile of Crimea's Tatar minority, had been the favourite, but to give him the prize would have angered Russia.

Opinion

Macron goes east to test appetites for EU integration

The next few months will be decisive in selecting who stays in the core of the EU and who stays behind, writes Tomas Prouza, a former state secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  2. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  3. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  4. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week
  5. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  6. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  7. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  8. European Union returns to 2 percent growth

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