Monday

29th May 2017

Ticker

Women's rights fund will go on without me, says Dutch minister

Dutch development minister Lilianne Ploumen, whose Labour party suffered a crushing electoral defeat Wednesday, said she's confident an international family planning fund will continue even if her party doesn't return to government. "This is a programme that everyone agrees on," Ploumen told EUobserver, adding she'll stay involved in the She Decides initiative, which aims to replace funding pulled by the US. Ploumen will remain caretaker minister during coalition talks.

Opinion

Nato needs a European 2%

Europe needs to take care of its on security, but not on Trump's terms, with the 2 percent of GDP mantra flawed as a model.

Column / Brexit Briefing

Ukip's last electoral stand

Nigel Farage's anti-EU party is unlikely to win any seats at the 8 June elections. After the loss of his charismatic leadership, the party is just a rag-tag of third raters.

Investigation

Fight Club: Russische Spione suchen EU-Rekruten

Sicherheitsexperten warnen, dass russische Geheimdienste Kampfsportvereine nutzen, um potenzielle Unruhestifter in Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern zu rekrutieren.

EUobserved

Scramble for UK agencies paves way for Trumpian claims

The Spanish health minister this week bragged that Barcelona was “the best city”, had “the best building”, and “the best infrastructure” to host the EU's medicines agency post-Brexit.

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