The crisis in Catalonia is affecting relations between Spain and Belgium. The government in Madrid has threatened the Belgian judiciary: Spain will not stand idly by if C. Puigdemont is not extradited.
French President Macron has blamed the future head of the commission von der Leyen for the failure of his candidate in the European Parliament. He has thus revealed a strange understanding of democracy – and triggered a new leadership crisis.
The German government wanted to get rid of him – and put a lot of energy into pushing satirist Martin Sonneborn out of the European Parliament by means of electoral law. But he is still there, more cheeky than ever.
Can the British Prime Minister Johnson still achieve his goal of passing the Brexit on october 31? Domestically, this is becoming more and more difficult – but in Brussels, he has a few dirty trump cards at his disposal.