Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

EU leaders urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo's family to leave

In a joint statement, the European Commission and European Council presidents, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, expressed "great sadness" over the death of Chinese human rights defender and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. They urged Chinese authorities to allow his wife, Liu Xia, and his family to bury him in the way they choose, and allow them to leave the country. They also call for the release of all political prisoners.

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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