Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

Russia quits International Criminal Court

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC). A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said that the court was "not a truly independent and authoritative judicial body". Last month French president Francois Hollande said that Syria and Russian strikes on Aleppo were war crimes whose authors "will have to face up to their responsibility, including in the ICC".

Maltese PM hails pope, calls for multispeed EU

Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat said that Pope Francis has "the skills and vision" to inspire the EU and that some EU countries should integrate more to be able to act.

Agenda

EU tackles CO2 threat This WEEK

EU states will haggle over the reform of a carbon trade system, while MEPs vote on overhauling EU car emissions oversight.

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