Tuesday

12th Dec 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.

Feature

Lebanon crisis overshadows EU aid for Syrian refugees

Lebanon hosts over one million Syrian refugees, and has received some €1bn in EU funds. Caught in a geo-political tug of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Lebanon's domestic politics have a cast a longer shadow over its Syrian 'guests'.

EU complicit in Libyan torture, says Amnesty

The EU and its members states have signed up to 'Faustian pact' with Libyan authorities in the their effort to prevent migrant and refugee boat departures towards Italy, says Amnesty International.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

News in Brief

  1. National Front charged over EU Parliament 'fake jobs'
  2. Senior EU finance ministers come out against US tax reform
  3. Croats honour 'Hague suicide' war criminal
  4. EU opens new accession talks with Serbia, Montenegro
  5. EU to Israel: Don't expect us to move embassies
  6. EU Commission condemns anti-semitic 'Jerusalem' protests
  7. Ministers have 'lots of questions' on new CAP plans
  8. Commission: Brexit agreement is 'deal between gentlemen'

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  4. EU complicit in Libyan torture, says Amnesty
  5. Alignment with EU is 'last resort', May tells MPs
  6. Iceland: further from EU membership than ever
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