Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Ex-Hollande adviser named French ambassador to EU

France appointed Philippe Leglise-Costa as its new EU ambassador in Brussels on Thursday. Leglise-Costa was European affairs adviser to the previous president Francois Hollande, from 2012 to 2017. Government spokesman Christophe Castaner was quoted on Thursday by Bloomberg saying Leglise-Costa is "certainly the one who knows EU affairs best". A key task for Leglise-Costa will be to bring the EU vision of Hollande's successor Emmanuel Macron into practice.

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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