Thursday

27th Apr 2017

Ticker

Report: Top Brexit official tried to block new EU envoy

The head of the Brexit ministry in London "vigorously opposed" the appointment of Tim Barrow as new British EU ambassador on Wednesday, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper says that Olly Robbins, permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, tried to downgrade the job to make it answerable to him. Barrow was named to replace Ivan Rogers, who resigned criticising the government's lack of strategy.

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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