Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

MEPs call for 'freeze' in Turkey accession talks

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for a "freeze" on negotiations for Turkey's accession to the EU until Turkish authorities end "disproportionate repressive measures". The text, approved by 479 votes to 37 with 107 abstentions, is non-binding. Only the European Commission can recommend the actual suspension of the accession process, and the final decision is up to member states.

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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