Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Leftist parties fail to form new Icelandic government

Talks on forming a new Icelandic government led by the Left-Green Movement broke down on Monday, local media reported. The Progressive Party, the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance and the Pirate Party gave up due to their small majority in parliament, holding 32 MPs in Iceland's 63 member parliament. Left-Green Movement leader, Katrin Jakobsdottir, will announce the decision officially on Monday afternoon to Iceland's president.

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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