Friday

17th Nov 2017

Ticker

Catalan parliament approves declaration of independence

The Catalan parliament adopted Friday a resolution declaring an "independent and sovereign state", by 70 votes for, 10 against and 2 blank votes, in a vote by secret ballot. The three opposition parties had left the house before the vote in protest at a move that has been declared illegal by Spanish authorities and the EU. The Spanish senate is expect to approve later the suspension of Catalonia's autonomy.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

Opinion

Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

Minimum wages, 'living' wages and a universal basic income are all part of the ongoing mix to find ways to reduce social inequality across the EU.

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