Thursday

27th Apr 2017

Ticker

MPs must respect the law, says Poland's Kaczynski

The leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice has called on opposition MPs to "respect the law" and end their blockade of parliament. Jaroslaw Kaczynski said the sit-in was against Poland's criminal code, adding: "We are reaching out a hand to the opposition". Opposition MPs demand a rerun of Friday's vote on the 2017 budget bill to end their protest, but Law and Justice ruled this out.

EU starts legal action against Hungary

The EU Commission is to launch a legal probe into Hungary's attack on a Soros-funded university, but Hungary's Orban was unrepentant the he faced MEPs.

Opinion

Brexit is about Europe's future as well

Europe must learn the lessons of TTIP and ensure that the negotiations transparently address the broad interests of European citizens, including on climate change and the environment.

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