Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Complicated political situation after Iceland elections

Icelandic prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson's centre-right Independence Party remained the largest following general elections over the weekend, but it lost five of its 21 seats in parliament, making it complicated to form a new government. This could open the door for Left-Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir to form a centre-left government despite her party only winning one extra seat. A record eight parties won a place in Iceland's 63-seat parliament.

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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