Wednesday

16th Aug 2017

Ticker

Parliament to discuss 73 vacant UK MEP seats

The European Parliament's constitutional affairs committee is set to discuss for the first time, on Tuesday, what to do with the 73 MEP seats in the assembly after Brexit. Polish centre-right MEP Danuta Huebner and Portuguese Social Democrat MEP Pedro Silva Perreira are in charge of the talks on electoral reform ahead of the 2019 elections, with the ultimate decision to be taken by the European Council.

Egg scare prompts review of EU alert systems

Health ministers' meeting called to discuss improvements to EU alert systems, but Danish and French authorities said pesticide levels in eggs too low to harm people.

Airbnb too 'different' to pay EU tax

US home rental firm said its “model is unique” because most of the money stays in pockets of local people, as France and Germany prepare EU tax crackdown.

News in Brief

  1. Russian power most feared in Europe
  2. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  3. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns
  4. Danish police to investigate misuse of EU fishing rules
  5. German constitutional court questions ECB's €2tn spending
  6. Low support for Norway's labour party ahead of elections
  7. Slovakia's future is with core EU, says PM
  8. Italy relieved as migration drops to lowest level since 2014

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