Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

German military ponders EU break-up scenario

The German military has envisaged a hollowed-out EU as a possible threat scenario between now and 2040, according to Der Spiegel, citing a German defence document called Strategic Perspective 2040. "EU enlargement has been largely abandoned, more states have left the bloc," it said of the fictional scenario. "The increasingly disorderly, sometimes chaotic and conflictual world has dramatically changed the security policy environment for Germany and Europe," it added.

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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