Monday

20th Nov 2017

Ticker

Idea of road transport agency gains momentum among MEPs

The European Parliament's transport committee on Monday voted to ask the European Commission to propose a European agency that deals with road transport affairs. The request follows increasing evidence that lack of independent oversight helped create an environment in which carmakers could cheat on emissions tests. The parliament's internal market committee will have the final say in January, before MEPs negotiate with national governments.

German coalition talks collapse

The liberal Free Democratic Party pulled out of coalition talks late Sunday night, saying it is 'better not to rule than to rule wrongly'. It is unclear what happens next.

Magazine

Decision day for EU agencies relocation race

EU ministers will decide on the future location of two London-based EU agencies on Monday. In this edition of EUobserver's Regions & Cities magazine, we take a closer look at some of the EU agencies.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

News in Brief

  1. EU adopts new border check rules
  2. Soros: Hungary's campaign based on 'distortions and lies'
  3. German talks collapse 'bad news', Dutch minister says
  4. UK to make EU new financial offer on Brexit
  5. Turkish capital bans LGBTI events
  6. Bonn climate talks extend into Friday evening
  7. UK needs to move on Brexit by early December, Tusk says
  8. Puigdemont extradition decision postponed to December

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  2. German coalition talks collapse
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  6. EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK
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