Tuesday

26th Sep 2017

Ticker

Brexit: Next negotiation round delayed

The fourth round of Brexit negotiations between UK and EU officials, slated for the week of 18 September, has been delayed by one week and will kick off on 25 September. "More time for consultation would give negotiators the flexibility to make progress in the September round," a UK government spokesman said. The EU has been urging UK negotiators to come up with concrete negotiating positions to achieve progress.

Article 7 not mentioned in Poland probe update

While Polish president Andrzej Duda proposes amendments to further increase political control over the judiciary, EU ministers voice support for the rule of law, but make no mention of the Article 7 sanctions.

US tests EU patience over Privacy Shield

The data sharing pact with the US is yet to be fully implemented, as the Americans have failed to appoint people in key positions to ensure EU citizens' personal data is protected.

Europe holds off on storing CO2

Most reports looking at long-term climate scenarios agree that some form of carbon capture and storage is needed. However, its deployment has been stalled in the EU.

Analysis

Merkel's win heralds uncertain time

On Sunday, Germans elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term in office. However, she may be facing her most difficult period yet as chancellor.

Agenda

Macron speech and Catalan vote This Week

French leader to detail his vision for Europe on the eve of an informal summit in Tallinn. Catalans to try to hold "illegal" referendum on Sunday.

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