Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

Ticker

Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force

As of September, Spain will be in command of the EU's Operation Sophia, which fights human smuggling in the Mediterranean, diplomatic and military sources have confirmed, according to Spanish daily El Pais. Italy, in charge of the operation since its launch in 2015, had asked all 25 participating countries to contribute a command ship. Spain was the only country that responded to the request.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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