Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

UK and Turkey to enter trade talks

Turkey and the UK have agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement once the UK has left the EU, Turkey's economy minister Nihat Zeybekci announced on Thursday. He told MPs that the two countries have started technical talks and that the future agreement would be as large as the Customs Union Agreement between Turkey and the EU.

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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