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17th Nov 2017

Ticker

Exiled Catalan leader urges united front for new elections

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday in Brussels urged Catalan parties to come together in an united front against Spain in a December regional election. Accompanied by some 200 Catalan mayors, Puigdemont demanded the support of the European Union, which has so far backed Madrid. Puigdemont is subject to a European Arrest Warrant and awaits a decision by Belgian authorities on whether to return him to Spain.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

Opinion

Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

Minimum wages, 'living' wages and a universal basic income are all part of the ongoing mix to find ways to reduce social inequality across the EU.

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