Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

Swedish opposition ponders Nato membership

Hans Wallmark, defence spokesman for Sweden's Moderates party, has told the Financial Times newspaper Donald Trump's victory has made it more likely that his country would seek to join Nato. "Now we have to rely on a person that is very tricky to read. The arguments for Swedish membership are therefore even higher today", he said. The party and its centre-right allies lead in polls ahead of elections in 2018.

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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