Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Commission takes Poland to court for protected forest logging

The European Commission announced on Thursday that it is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice, because it continues to cut down trees in the primeval Bialowieza forest. The commission said the extra logging poses "a major threat to the integrity of this Natura 2000 site", an EU-wide nature protection scheme. Poland says the logging is needed to combat a bark beetle outbreak.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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