Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Catalan leader to skip Spanish senate invitation

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will not address the Spanish senate on Thursday, nor on Friday, as had been planned, his office told Spanish media. He will attend a session of the Catalan parliament on Thursday, where the region's independence could be formally declared. Meanwhile the Spanish senate will discuss and vote on measures proposed by the government to suspend the region's autonomy.

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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