Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

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."

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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