Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

Ticker

EU Commission registers 'Stop TTIP' citizens' initiative

The European Commission decided to register the "Stop TTIP" petition as a European citizens' initiative. It asks the EU to "repeal" its negotiating mandate for the EU-US trade deal and not conclude Ceta (EU-Canada deal). A previous decision to reject the initiative in 2014 was annulled by the EU Court of Justice in May. To oblige the commission to react, the petition needs one-million signatures in at least seven countries.

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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