Monday

20th Nov 2017

Ticker

Swedish journalist sentenced for helping Syrian boy

A Swedish lower court on Thursday found journalist Fredrik Onnevall guilty of human smuggling, after he helped a Syrian boy travel safely from Greece to Sweden. Onnevall met the 15-year old when making a documentary in 2015. The court said it was clear Onnevall had acted for humanitarian reasons, but the law was very restrictive in terms of pardoning crime on that basis. Onnevall has appealed the verdict.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

Interview

EU asylum chief: The 'future' arrived in 2015

Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.

Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.

News in Brief

  1. European Banking Authority will move to Paris
  2. EU court threatens daily fine over Polish forest logging
  3. EU medicines agency will move to Milan or Amsterdam
  4. Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan in next round of EMA vote
  5. Three countries pull out of medicines agency Brexit race
  6. Schulz calls for new German elections
  7. EU Commission 'confident' on German stability
  8. EU adopts new border check rules

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