Monday

27th Mar 2017

Ticker

Juncker: enlargement moratorium 'no mistake'

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday the EU is "not stepping away from the Western Balkans, but stepping in". He said at a press conference at the EU summit that he did not make a "mistake" when he said in July 2014 that during his five-year mandate no new countries would be accepted to join the EU. "As a matter of fact no candidate country is ready to join."

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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