21st Mar 2018


Catalan MPs to vote on 12 March on region's president

The Catalan parliament will meet 12 March for a debate and a vote to elect the president of the region's government, the assembly's speaker, Roger Torrent, announced Tuesday. On Monday, Torrent said the only candidate was Jordi Sanchez, the leader of the separatist movement, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC). Torrent has been charged with sedition and is in prison since October. He has requested his freedom from Spain's Supreme Tribunal.


EU praises Turkey on migrant deal despite Greek misery

The EU-Turkey deal was agreed two years ago in Brussels. Focus has largely been on reducing migrant flows across the Mediterranean and helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, while the plight of those on the Greek islands are ignored.

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.

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