Tuesday

22nd Aug 2017

Ticker

US votes in favour of Nord Stream II sanctions

The House of Representatives voted by 419-3 in favour of new Russia sanctions that could see German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms fined for investing in Nord Stream II, a Russian project to build a gas pipeline to Germany. The bill must still pass a second senate vote and be signed by the president, but could prompt an angry reaction from Berlin and by the European Commission. Full story.

'Killer robots' are not about Terminator

A European signatory of an open letter about autonomous weapons says the imagery of fictional killer robots is distracting from a seriously dangerous issue.

Opinion

Macron goes east to test appetite for EU integration

The next few months will be decisive in selecting who stays in the core of the EU and who stays behind, writes Tomas Prouza, a former state secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

News in Brief

  1. US will ask Nato allies to send more troops into Afghanistan
  2. Greece to be absent at event on Communism and Nazism
  3. Czechs want observer status in Eurogroup meetings
  4. Putin sends EU-blacklisted ambassador to US
  5. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  6. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  7. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  8. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week

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