19th Mar 2018


'Noxious fumes' in EU Council won't affect summit

Belgian firemen and medical services were called to the EU Council building Friday morning after "noxious fumes in the kitchens has led to a number of kitchen staff falling ill," the institution said. Staff were evacuated but "this incident will not prevent next week's meeting of the European Council from going ahead" (next Thursday and Friday), the statement said.


Selmayr case symptomatic, warns EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.


Brexit and trade will top This WEEK

A crucial EU summit will decide whether to give a green light to the Brexit transition period, while the EU is also fighting to get exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs.

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