Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

Ticker

Juncker refuses to announce preferred EU vision

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker declined to reveal a preference regarding his future vision for the European Union on Wednesday. "I won't tell you my absolute preference today because at the end of the day it won't just be me making the decision," he told MEPs after presenting five potential scenarios for a new EU. Juncker said the Commission would not "dictate or instruct", but preferred listening to others.

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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