Posts Tagged ‘brexit live news’

[Ticker] EU countries to evacuate citizens from virus-hit Wuhan in China

Several European countries are to evacuate their citizens out of the Wuhan area in China where the coronavirus has already killed at least 80 people and affected around 2,700, despite China's massive efforts to contain the epidemic, Deutsche Welle reports. France has confirmed three cases of infection within its borders. French health minister Agnes Buzyn said repatriations by plane will start by midweek, with the agreement of Chinese authorities.

[Agenda] Brexit finally happens – the UK leaves the EU This WEEK

As the first EU member state leaves the bloc, commemorations will be muted in Brussels. Meanwhile, the presidents of the three EU institutions will gather in France to discuss Europe's future.

Why is Netherlands so far behind on renewables?

Despite its historic connotation with windmills and dams, the Netherlands is in fact far behind most EU countries in the production of energy from renewable sources - alongside stragglers such as Malta, Luxembourg and Belgium.

Poland calls for Nato ‘readiness’ on Russia

Poland has called for Nato solidarity on Russia, but judicial meddling and populist hate speech have made it unpopular on the Western stage.

EU gearing up for even more anti-crime measures

The European Commission says it is working on proposals to fight terrorism, organised crime, drugs and now wants to expand the EU's police agency Europol. A whole raft of measures covering all three areas have been proposed since 2001.

[Ticker] Report: Austria and Italy block EU’s Libya mission

Austria and Italy have blocked an EU proposal to refloat a naval mission in the Mediterranean, called Operation Sophia, to police a UN arms embargo on Libya, German newspaper Die Welt reported Saturday, citing EU diplomats on secret talks between EU ambassadors in Brussels Friday. Austria voiced concern Sophia would be used to rescue migrants, while Italy said the EU needed to also police land and air corridors to Libya.

[Ticker] Michel organises extra EU budget summit on 20 February

European council president Charles Michel sent an invitation to the EU heads of state and prime ministers for an extra EU summit on 20 February in order to find a consensus on the EU budget of 2020-2027. He wrote that any further delay would lead to "serious practical and political problems". There is a deep disagreement between some member states, the commission and the EU parliament on the budget.
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