19th Mar 2018


Sweden reverses sex crime claims

Sweden's integration minister, Ylva Johansson, retracted statements given to the BBC that sex crimes in Sweden were dropping, when in fact they are on the rise. Johansson had said in a recent interview that levels of sexual harassment and rape are "going down, and going down and going down”. On Saturday, she retracted the claim noting that "preliminary figures for 2016 unfortunately show that the figures are on the rise."


Selmayr case symptomatic, warns EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.


Brexit and trade will top This WEEK

A crucial EU summit will decide whether to give a green light to the Brexit transition period, while the EU is also fighting to get exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs.

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