21st Mar 2018


UK government did not assess Brexit impact

UK Brexit secretary David Davis admitted on Wednesday that the government did not make sectoral impact assessments for Brexit. "There's no systematic impact assessment I'm aware of," he told the House of Commons Brexit select committee. He said that doing so "was not a sensible use of resources," but that the government will carry out assessments when it is "more appropriate".

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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