21st Mar 2018


Puigdemont extradition ruling expected on 14 December

The Belgian judge in charge of the case will decide on 14 December whether to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont was heard by the judge on Monday, and argued that Spanish charges against him over sedition and rebellion are not punishable in Belgium and that he would not face a fair trial in Spain. He is sought by Spanish justice over Catalonia's declaration of independence in October.

Whistleblower fears for life as US arrest Malta bank chair

US authorities have arrested the chair of the Maltese-registered Pilatus Bank for tax evasion. The bank facilitated political corruption in Malta but its whistleblower is now facing jail in Malta and fears for her life.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

EU mulls coercion to get refugee kids' fingerprints

EU policy and law makers are ironing out final details of a legislative reform on collecting the fingerprints of asylum seekers and refugees, known as Eurodac. The latest plan includes possibly using coercion against minors, which one MEP calls "violence".

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