Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Spanish Court declares Catalan referendum law void

Spain's Constitutional Court declared void on Tuesday Catalonia's referendum law, approved by the region's parliament to hold the independence vote. It said the law was against national sovereignty and "the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation." A Catalan government spokesperson said he was not surprised, adding that his government "is facing an executive power in the state that uses the judicial branch to block the legislative."

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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