Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Anti-corruption protests in Romanian cities

Thousands of Romanians were protesting on Sunday in Bucharest and cities across the country against plans by the ruling Social Democrats to overhaul judicial legislation and lower the limits for abuse of power to be considered a crime. Earlier this year, similar attempts by the ruling coalition to weaken a crackdown on high-level corruption triggered Romania's largest street protests in decades.

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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