Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Report: Catalan separatist leaders in Brussels

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont travelled to Brussels on Monday with other members of his government, Spanish media reported, citing Catalan and Spanish government sources. Puigdemont was said to be meeting with Flemish nationalists. On Sunday, Belgian asylum minister Theo Franken, from the Flemish nationalist N-VA party, said that Puigdemont and his allies could get political asylum in the country. He was later contradicted by prime minister Charles Michel.

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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