Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

Cypriot takes chair of pan-European assembly

Stella Kyriakides, a Cypriot politician, was elected on Tuesday president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a pan-European human rights watchdog. Kyriakides, the first Cypriot and third woman to hold the position, succeeds Spain's Pedro Agramunt who resigned last week over criticism of a trip to Syria with Russian deputies.

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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