Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

EU-Canada trade pact enters into force

Ninety-eight percent of products can be sold tariff-free between the EU and Canada after a free-trade pact, Ceta, provisionally entered into force on Thursday. Some services, such as transport and telecommunications, can also be sold freely. The EU's 38 national and regional parliaments must still ratify the text. Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Spain are the only ones to have done so.

Opinion

Ukraine language law does not harm minorities

Some European politicians keep spreading fictitious arguments on Ukraine's language law as being an impediment to minority rights, Ukraine's education minister says.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

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