Tuesday

19th Sep 2017

Ticker

Kosovo government collapses

The government of Kosovo fell on Wednesday in a no-confidence motion, paving the way for elections possibly to be held on 25 June. Seventy eight out of 120 MPs said prime minister Isa Mustafa was wrong to endorse an EU-backed border deal with Montenegro that would have cost Kosovo a small chunk of its territory. President Hashim Thaci's Democratic Party also ganged up on Mustafa, in power since 2014.

Opinion

Ukraine: NGOs need EU help

EU governments should stop Ukraine from hampering the work of NGOs in revenge against their anti-corruption work.

Investigation

EU bank accused of muzzling watchdog

An ongoing review of the the European Investment Bank's "complaints mechanism" could make the oversight branch less independent and less effective.

Opinion

Turkish journalists on trial for fake crimes

Journalists from Turkey's Zaman newspaper stand trial this week on fake charges that include "perception engineering" and "violating the rights of statesmen".

Analysis

Bayer-Monsanto merger could reshape EU food sector

Mega-mergers in the food sector have become commonplace, but EU laws do little to help it keep check on the impact this could have on the environment, public health, and food security.

UK wants to keep EU security cooperation

The UK aims to maintain and to "instensify" cooperation with the EU to fight crime and terrorism even after Brexit, according to London's new policy paper.

EU monitoring Cyprus passport sales

The European Commission has said it is in a "dialogue" with Cyprus amid concerns on loopholes in its passport sale scheme.

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