Former President of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont, announced that he is prepared to meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, “in any EU member country”, outside Spain, following the results of the regional  election.
With nearly 99% of the votes counted, the three pro-independence parties in Catalonia received an absolute majority in the regional parliament, although the anti-independence party Ciudadanos received most seats.
The European Union (EU) on Thursday extended by six months its economic sanctions against Russia for its presumed involvement in the conflict that has wracked eastern Ukraine for more than three and a half years.
Yesterday the Commission decided to start legal proceedings against Poland to protect the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in the country. After almost two years of failed dialogue, the Commission concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law…

EU wants Brexit transition ended by December 2020

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:01
The European Commission wishes the post-Brexit transition to be completed by the 31st of December 2020, the end of the EU’s current Multiannual Financial Framework, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday.
Statistics published on Tuesday, by Eurostat, show labour costs have increased more slowly in Belgium in the third quarter than in the rest of the eurozone.
The European Commission on Monday opened an in-depth investigation into the corporate tax structure in the Netherlands of Inter IKEA, one of the two divisions of the Swedish furniture giant.
Federica Mogherini defended the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) in her speech last week at the European Parliament plenary session and claimed that Iran has committed never to develop any nuclear weapons.
Brexit is becoming less and less popular in the UK.
The Summit last week adopted conclusions on security and defense, social dimension, education and culture, climate change, and Jerusalem but not on migration policy although the issue was on the agenda. The discussion which was described as frank and sober focused on refugee allocation quotas, an issue where member states…