Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Babis tasked with forming Czech government

Czech businessman Andrej Babis was tasked Tuesday by president Milos Zeman to form a government, after his liberal ANO party came first in the 20-21 October elections. While Zeman said it was "a first step towards the formation of a stable government," Babis is facing a refusal to participate by all parliamentary parties, except the far-right SPD. Babis said he will try to form a minority government that includes experts.

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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