Debate on Brexit resumed in UK

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 15:38
British MPs resumed Tuesday the review of a draft government law on UK’s withdrawal from the EU, before a vote on Wednesday and the transmission late January of the text to the House of Lords.
The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, intimated on Tuesday that Europeans would still be ready to accept a change of heart by Britain with regard to its decision to withdraw from the European Union (EU).
The autonomy of Catalonia (Northeast Spain) will remain suspended if separatist Carles Puigdemont attempts to govern it from Brussels, warned Monday the Head of the Spanish Government Mariano Rajoy.

Forty European experts reflect on fake news

Monday, 15 January 2018 18:22
Forty European experts led by Dutch specialist Madeleine de Cock Buning began on Monday to reflect on the problem of “fake news” that has been invading the Internet to an increasing degree.
Last week’s roundtable between EU/E3 and Iran resulted in press statements where the EU representatives expressed their support for the implementation of the nuclear deal.
An investigation shows that former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been misusing the allowance for parliamentary assistants. Half of his salary will be recovered by the European Parliament.
Bulgarians demonstrated in Sofia, demanding an improvement in living standards and denouncing corruption on Thursday.
British Europarliamentarian Nigel Farage, a fervent advocate of Britain’s exit from the European Union, indicated on Thursday that he might support the idea of a second Brexit referendum to silence opponents of the withdrawal once and for all.
The United Kingdom could lose close to 500,000 jobs by 2030 if it leaves the European Union (EU) without an agreement on the modalities of the withdrawal, according to a study commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and released on Thursday.
The European Commission published this week an EU strategy for support to Iraq. The strategy paper addresses the humanitarian, political, economic and security challenges the country faces following the defeat of the Islamic State (Da'esh).