Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

EU court washes hands of Turkey migrant deal

The EU court in Luxembourg said on Tuesday that it lacked jurisdiction to rule on the legality of the 2016 EU-Turkey migrant deal because it was concluded between member states and Turkey at intergovernmental level, and did not involve the EU institutions. Two Pakistanis and an Afghan asylum seeker filed the case after travelling via Turkey to Greece. The EU-Turkey deal risked seeing them returned to Turkey and stuck there.

Analysis

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News in Brief

  1. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  2. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  3. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  4. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  5. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  6. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks
  7. Nato moves summit forward so US can attend
  8. EU clears US chemical giants merger

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