Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Spain's constitutional court annuls Catalan independence

The Spanish Constitutional Tribunal annuled on Wednesday the declaration of independence that was adopted by the Catalan parliament on 27 October, as well as the law to establish a new, independent state that was adopted on 7 September. Judges said that both texts were "serious attacks on the rule of law" and that regional autonomy cannot be confused with "sovereignty".

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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