Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

UN critical of EU migrant return focus

The United Nations office of human rights on Thursday said the European Commission's renewed emphasis on returning rejected migrants and failed asylum seekers "waters down safeguards and rights that should be guaranteed to all migrants." The Commission had earlier this month piled on pressure for EU states to detain people, including children, at risk of absconding prior to deportation.

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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