Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Juncker to meet Soros on Hungary next week

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros, founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations, on 27 April in Brussels to discuss "all the political developments" in Hungary, the EU executive announced Friday. Soros, who founded the Budapest-based Central European University and whose foundation supports NGOs, both targeted by the Hungarian government, will also meet with commissioners Frans Timmermans, Vera Jourova and Jyrki Katainen.

EU boasts unity on Brexit talks

EU leaders adopted the bloc's guidelines for the UK exit negotiations that will start in June, amid concerns that France could elect a president that would try to take it out of the EU.

Column / Brexit Briefing

May’s election juggernaut

The prime minister's Tories almost need not bother campaigning for the June election. There is no opposition worthy of the name.

News in Brief

  1. Vote of no confidence prepared against Spanish PM
  2. Syria to buy Russian anti-missile system
  3. Germany seeks partial burka ban
  4. Libya has no plan to stop migration flows
  5. EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya
  6. Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
  7. Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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