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Ticker Scottish court: UK parliament suspension 'unlawful'

11. Sep, 12:27
A Scottish court has ruled that prime minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was "unlawful". The case was brought by campaigners, backed by 75 MPs and peers from the House of Lords. Johnson prorogued parliament this week, until 14 October. Labour's Brexit spokesman, Kier Starmer, said the PM should immediately recall parliament. Downing Street said it was "disappointed" and would appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

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France, Italy want 'automatic' distribution of migrants Today, 09:21
French president Emmanuel Macron is pressing for an automated distribution of rescued migrants at sea - but also stands accused of tightening asylum rules in his own country as a response to the far-right.

Opinion Europe's refugee policy is test of its true 'way of life' Today, 08:47
As ex-national leaders, we know it's not easy to withstand public pressures and put collective interests ahead of domestic concerns. But without strong institutional leadership, EU values themselves risk ringing hollow, not least to those seeking protection on Europe's shores.

Opinion A new Commission for the one percent 18. Sep, 16:11
We are only baffled by how nakedly Ursula von der Leyen's commission represents the very crisis affecting the EU. These commission nominees can expect their toughest questioning yet, they must be held accountable to those they should be representing.

Juncker: No-deal Brexit 'palpable' 18. Sep, 16:06
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he is not emotionally attached to the Irish backstop, but workable solutions are required to keep the peace on the island.

Germany adopts blockchain strategy and says no to Libra 18. Sep, 15:43
The German federal government has passed a blockchain strategy designed to unlock the potential of this new technology, in both Germany and Europe, and prevent the risks associated with its implementation.

Revanchist Russia continues to rewrite European history 18. Sep, 09:59
The Soviet Union never invaded Poland in World War Two, Russia claimed, in a new version of history with disturbing implications for modern times.

News in Brief
  1. Today, 14:54 Brexit minister asks EU for 'flexibility' to secure a deal
  2. Today, 12:12 Kovesi has 'sufficient majority' for prosecutor post
  3. Today, 09:12 France, Finland give UK ultimatum for Brexit plan
  4. Today, 09:04 Minsk talks bode ill for EU's peace summit on Ukraine
  5. Today, 08:57 Poll: Poland's nationalist rulers to win October election
  6. Today, 08:56 Irish lawyers clash with EU commission in Apple case
  7. Today, 08:55 NGOs take aim at EU smartphone pollution
  8. 18. Sep, 16:17 EU adds €100m to research and Erasmus budgets
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  1. Today, 09:21 France, Italy want 'automatic' distribution of migrants
  2. Today, 08:47 Europe's refugee policy is test of its true 'way of life'
  3. 18. Sep, 16:11 A new Commission for the one percent
  4. 18. Sep, 16:06 Juncker: No-deal Brexit 'palpable'
  5. 18. Sep, 15:43 Germany adopts blockchain strategy and says no to Libra
  6. 18. Sep, 09:59 Revanchist Russia continues to rewrite European history
  7. 18. Sep, 09:25 How EU trains discriminate against the disabled
  8. 18. Sep, 08:48 These are the crunch issues for the 2019-2024 EU commission
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