Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

EU sanctions 16 Syrian officials over use of chemical weapons

EU foreign affairs ministers on Monday approved sanctions against 16 high-ranking Syrian military personnel and scientists, for their role in the development and use of chemical weapons against the civilian population. A total of 255 Syrian officials are currently being targeted by a travel ban and an assets freeze over their direct or indirect responsibility in violence against civilians in the country.

Bank agency shuns EU invitations

The EU's banking agency is not visiting cities that want to host the agency post-Brexit "to ensure objectivity". The medicines agency has no such qualms.

Opinion

Do we still need political parties?

The question is a legitimate one, especially in a German election campaign that is avoiding pressing topics and leaving many voters helpless.

EU agency to fight election hacking

A new-model EU cybersecurity agency could help states defend their elections against "hybrid attacks", the Commission has said.

News in Brief

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  2. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  3. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  4. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  5. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  6. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  7. EU unveils cyber security ideas
  8. EU must do more to cut emissions, auditors say

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