Thursday

19th Oct 2017

Ticker

EU monitoring mission says no fraud in Kenya vote

Marietje Schaake, a Dutch Liberal MEP who led an EU monitoring mission to Kenya, said on Thursday that she had seen no sign of "centralised or localised manipulation" of the voting process in Tuesday's election. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday that results had been rigged as provisional counting indicated that he lost. Riots in Nairobi saw police kill two men the same day, prompting fears of wider unrest.

Focus

Health MEPs want to phase out glyphosate by 2020

A committee resolution said the proposal to renew the glyphosate permit for a decade "fails to ensure a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment".

Macron puts trade policy on summit table

France's president wants a "political discussion" on EU trade policies at Thursday's summit, amid domestic concerns over Canada and South America deals. But his colleagues are likely to avoid a lengthy debate.

News in Brief

  1. Spanish government to decide Saturday on Catalonia measures
  2. EU court confirms freezing of Yanukovych funds
  3. UK PM appeals to EU citizens
  4. Catalan leader sends independence ultimatum
  5. Madrid eyes early elections as solution to Catalan crisis
  6. Merkel starts coalition talks to form government by December
  7. Iceland confirms long-standing EU opposition, poll shows
  8. EU summit moved to previous building after fumes scare

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