Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Far-left MEPs to boycott Sakharov Prize ceremony

The far-left GUE/NGL group announced on Thursday they will boycott the ceremony for the Sakharov Prize awarded to the Venezuelan opposition by the European Parliament, saying the choice undermines "any chances for dialogue" or for "peace to prevail". The Venezuelan opposition and political prisoners received Europe's most prestigious human rights award as a sign of support for their "freedom struggle", EP president Antonio Tajani said on Thursday.

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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