Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

EU tables Atlantic sea bass fishing ban

The European Commission wants to impose a total commercial fishing ban on Atlantic sea bass over fears that stocks will collapse. Current catch limits hover around 570 tonnes per year. The move to reduce the quota to zero follows reports by fisheries scientists, who warn numbers have dropped below safe biological limits. EU ministers will meet in December to approve or reject the fishing ban.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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