Tuesday

23rd May 2017

Ticker

Sanctions against Poland 'not on the agenda'

EU ministers will not discuss sanctions against Poland over its breaches of the rule of law, German minister Michael Roth told reporters on Tuesday. The discussion will aim to secure ministers' backing of a continued dialogue between the European Commission and Poland, Swedish EU minister Ann Linde said. Roth, Linde and other socialist ministers met Frans Timmermans, the commissioner in charge of rule of law, earlier on Tuesday for breakfast.

Children among dead in UK bomb attack

Children are among the victims after a suspected suicide bomber detonated at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Europe.

Investigation

Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned.

Letter

An open letter to ministers on the audiovisual directive

The ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is a key opportunity to reduce exposure of Europe's children to advertisements of health-harmful products – an opportunity that should not be missed.

EU gives mandate for Barnier to take on Brexit

In its final preparatory act before Brexit talks begin, the EU has officially given the negotiating mandate to Michel Barnier. The French politician said he would like to start negotiations on the week of 19 June.

EU wary over Ukraine weapons in South Sudan

Ukraine, which had signed an EU arms embargo on South Sudan, has since sold attack helicopters used by the government forces in Juba against civilians and hospitals.

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