Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Macron signs off sweeping anti-terror law

French president Emmanuel Macron signed Monday a new law to replace the state of emergency in operation since the November 2015 Paris attacks. The legislation makes permanent the authorisation to search suspects' houses without judges approval, as well as surveillance of places of worship that are suspected of preaching hatred, and identity checks in public places. Macron will address the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday about it.

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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