The UK and French governments have agreed a deal to tackle the rise in people crossing the Channel. Dr Maurice Stierl, an expert on migrants' and refugees' rights at borders, offers his expert comment.
"The report should be viewed as an opportunity for member states to reflect on their own state of rule of law and possibly learn from those best performing countries that are in line with the acceptable rule of law standard found in the Copenhagen criteria." Dr Andi Hoxhaj of Warwick Law comments on the the first EU Rule of Law report which has been criticised by Hungary and Poland.
The post Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU on their future relationship, and in particular on a Free Trade Agreement, will be a complex set of negotiations over multiple issues, with multiple factors at play. Expert comment from Professor Abhinay Muthoo.
"He became recalled popularly as a regular guy who spanned the left-right divide while remaining suitably presidential in office, but who did not let France get pushed around by anyone, including Mrs. Thatcher." Professor Seán Hand comments on the legacy of President Jacques Chirac, who has died at the age of 86.
Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the Spanish Supreme Court's ruling that the remains of Francisco Franco should be moved from the mausoleum of the Valley of the Fallen to a cemetery at El Pardo just north of Madrid.