Thursday

19th Oct 2017

Ticker

Juncker urges action against fake news

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said social media companies must step up efforts against fake news that are spread on their platforms. He also said Europeans were becoming increasingly "sensitive to who is trying to fool them and who is telling the truth," putting companies' "credibility" on the line. Juncker spoke in an interview with Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe, published on Monday.

Focus

Health MEPs want to phase out glyphosate by 2020

A committee resolution said the proposal to renew the glyphosate permit for a decade "fails to ensure a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment".

Macron puts trade policy on summit table

France's president wants a "political discussion" on EU trade policies at Thursday's summit, amid domestic concerns over Canada and South America deals. But his colleagues are likely to avoid a lengthy debate.

News in Brief

  1. Spanish government to decide Saturday on Catalonia measures
  2. EU court confirms freezing of Yanukovych funds
  3. UK PM appeals to EU citizens
  4. Catalan leader sends independence ultimatum
  5. Madrid eyes early elections as solution to Catalan crisis
  6. Merkel starts coalition talks to form government by December
  7. Iceland confirms long-standing EU opposition, poll shows
  8. EU summit moved to previous building after fumes scare

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