Free News: May 18th 2015

Immigration – France opposes EU migrant quotas: French prime minister Manuel Valls has attacked EU plans to impose quotas on migrant relocation, the latest in a series of setbacks for the European Commission proposal. I am against the introduction of quotas for migrants. This never corresponded to the French position,” he said while visiting Menton in southern France on Saturday

UK and Human Rights – Opposition mounting to UK Human Rights Act suspension: The new Conservative government is planning to repeal the Human Rights Act during its first 100 days in office in an attempt to “break the formal link” between UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights.

Brexit – UK Labour frontrunner calls for EU referendum in 2016: Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, threw his weight behind the idea of a referendum on the country’s EU membership, and said he would demand it took place in 2016 if he becomes party leader.

Immigration – EU to back unprecedented naval force to fight migrant smugglers: The European Union is set to back plans on Monday for an ambitious naval force to fight people smugglers in the Mediterranean after a series of shipwrecks that killed hundreds of migrants.

Environment – Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change: Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

 

 

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