Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

Catalans take to the streets in support of former leader

Thousands of people gathered in Barcelona on Monday in support of the former leader of Catalonia Arthur Mas and two of his former ministers Jonna Ortega and Irene Rigau. They are to stand trial for organising what Madrid called an unconstitutional referendum on secession in 2014 and could be banned from holding any official position for up to 10 years.

Tens of thousands challenge Putin's authority

EU and US call on Russia to free those who are detained, after tens of thousands protested against corruption in the biggest challenge to Kremlin authority in five years.

Agenda

UK to file EU divorce This WEEK

UK prime minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty on Wednesday, with the EU expected to respond within 48 hours.

Analysis

From Bratislava to Rome: Little more than a show of unity

The so-called Bratislava process of reflection for the EU came to an end on Saturday, but there were few tangible results that citizens could take away from the soul-searching. Despite that, unity among the EU-27 has been maintained.

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