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  • Her Florence speech confirmed the UK’s intention to adopt a status quo transition, where the UK continues to operate under ‘the existing structure of EU rules and regulations’, for around two years after March 2019. Mrs May also said that no member state would have to pay more, or receive less from the EU budget until 2020, the end of the current multiannual budget period.
  • Sketch by Dimitris Georgopalis
  • What’s happening in the region? Some remarkable things. Hamas government paves the way for ’national unity’ The Palestinian Movement Hamas has decided to dissolve its ”governing committee” in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic movement says in a statement to want to hold general elections and to open up dialogue with the rival Fatah movement led by President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas invites the reconciliation government with representatives of Fatah to come to the Gaza Strip and take over the tasks of Hamas’ shadow government. This would put an end to a ten-year conflict.
  • Europe’s mainstream politicians will be further tested in legislative elections in Austria on 15 October. Stridently xenophobic and anti-immigrant slogans continue to dominate the government discourse in Hungary and Poland. With the AfD becoming the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag in more than half a century, there is little doubt that Europe’s far-right populists, aided by powerful domestic and foreign backers, are part and parcel of the continent’s political landscape.
  • Reform has hardly begun in crucial areas such as the judiciary, the public prosecutor’s office, the powerful secret service and the electoral system.Without rapid, fundamental reforms here, Ukraine will not secure stable democracy and the rule of law. It will regress to the type of society it was before Maidan, with oligarchs, politicians and public officials dividing up the country’s political and economic pie between them, blocking modernisation and keeping Ukrainian citizens poor and unrepresented.

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