Monday

28th May 2018

Ticker

EU asked to clarify links to Iran executions

Human rights campaigners have urged the EU to clarify if it helps to fund executions in Iran by supporting an UN counter-narcotics scheme. Charities asked the European Commission for explanations after Iranian media reported that a senior UN official had said the EU was actively seeking to support a programme linked to mass-scale executions of drugs offenders.

EUobserved

How radical is Italy's Savona really?

Italy is in a political crisis because president Sergio Mattarella has rejected Paolo Savona as a cabinet member, for his views on the EU.

Agenda

Budget and Bettel on the EU's agenda This Week

MEPs will have their first chance to discuss the EU Commission's plans for the next long-term EU budget in Strasbourg. At the same time, a court case in Luxembourg may shake up the 'rule of law' debate.

Focus

EU accused of 'half-hearted approach' on air quality

European Commission has taken six EU countries to court over failing to achieve EU air quality standards. But what about the other countries where air quality is equally bad - or worse?

Visual Data

EU budget: Biggest cuts and increases

The European Parliament accused the EU Commission of not providing clear figures for a comparison of the proposed and the current EU budgets. We take a look at the main differences.

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