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20th Nov 2017

Ticker

Dutch PM: Catalan crisis is not a European issue

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said on arrival at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday that the political crisis over Catalonia is "not a European issue, [but] really a Spanish issue", until Spain asks the EU to mediate. Rutte told journalists it would be "inappropriate" for him to comment on how his colleague Mariano Rajoy has handled the crisis. "I wouldn't like him to comment on internal Dutch matters."

Interview

EU asylum chief: the 'future' arrived in 2015

Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.

Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.

German coalition talks collapse

The liberal Free Democratic Party pulled out of coalition talks late Sunday night, saying it is 'better not to rule than to rule wrongly'. It is unclear what happens next.

Magazine

Decision day for EU agencies relocation race

EU ministers will decide on the future location of two London-based EU agencies on Monday. In this edition of EUobserver's Regions & Cities magazine, we take a closer look at some of the EU agencies.

News in Brief

  1. EU medicines agency will move to Milan or Amsterdam
  2. Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan in next round of EMA vote
  3. Three countries pull out of medicines agency Brexit race
  4. Schulz calls for new German elections
  5. EU Commission 'confident' on German stability
  6. EU adopts new border check rules
  7. Soros: Hungary's campaign based on 'distortions and lies'
  8. German talks collapse 'bad news', Dutch minister says

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