Friday

22nd Sep 2017

Ticker

EU upholds sanctions on Russian missile-maker

The EU's top court rejected a bid by Russian arms maker Almaz-Antey to lift sanctions imposed in connection with the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Almaz-Antey, the makers of Buk missiles, one of which brought down Malaysian Airlines' flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, was targeted by EU sanctions for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The court said the EU had not acted disproportionately in freezing its funds.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

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