Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Spain issues EU arrest warrant against Puigdemont

The Spanish general prosecutor issued Thursday an international arrest warrant and an EU arrest warrant against ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement over last week's declaration of independence of the region. Puigdement, who risks 30 years imprisonment, is in Belgium since Monday and refused to comply with a summons on Thursday. The prosecutor demanded earlier that 13 Catalan separatist leaders are put in custody.

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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