Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

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Romanians march against criminal justice reforms

Tens of thousands of people in Romania on Sunday rallied against planned decrees that would pardon convicts sentenced to short terms in jail and decriminalise certain corruption offences. Some 50,000 protesters turned up in Bucharest alone, with thousands of others marching in other cities. The government intends to decriminalise abuse of power actions that cause less than €44,374 in damage, and pardon some convicts sentenced to less than five years.

MEPs to keep 28 UK seats after Brexit

The number of French MEPs will grow from 74 to 79, while Spanish MEPs will increase in number from 54 to 59. Other countries like Italy, the Netherlands, and Ireland will also get more MEPs.

Norway defends new Arctic oil drilling

Norway's oil and gas is "extremely important" for Europe's energy supply, oil minister says, rejecting calls to stop drilling to prevent global warming

MEPs may bar killer drones from EU research cash

EU defence fund is expected to hand out €500m to companies across the EU if they work together on 'defence products'. Under the current proposal, the development of weapons of mass destruction would not be excluded.

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Europe's social democrats are having a hard time

All across Europe, social democratic parties are struggling to stay relevant, leading to a crisis in one of the continent's oldest political ideologies. An overview of the data behind the current situation.

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