Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

Progress needed in Brexit talks, Berlin says

Adding to the pressure on the UK government to detail its Brexit divorce bill before the December EU summit, a German government spokesman on Monday said there is real urgency to move on. "More progress is required as time is ticking," Steffen Seibert said, according to Reuters. He added: "It is understandable that [EU] chief negotiator Barnier stresses how urgent it is for Britain to act promptly, to make proposals."

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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