Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Former Catalan parliament speaker freed on bail

Carme Forcadell, the former speaker of the Catalan parliament, was released on Friday after the payment of a €150,000 bail. She was put in custody on Thursday after a hearing with a judge in Madrid. She is charged with rebellion over the adoption of Catalonia's declaration of independence by the regional parliament on 27 September. Eight former ministers are in jail for the same reason.

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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