Thursday

27th Apr 2017

Ticker

UK MPs must vote on Brexit trigger, court rules

The British government needs authorisation of parliament to begin the exit procedure from the EU, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. Judges voted to reject the government's appeal against an earlier court ruling. Government lawyers argued that ministers could use executive powers to go ahead with Brexit. The government said it would comply with the judgment. MPs are unlikely to block the exit process.

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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