Yesterday Alexendre Lacazette took a new place in my heart when he took the knee in front of Slavia Prague, staring right at the Slavia players before scoring twice in Arsenal’s 4-0 Europa League win.

Slavia had defender Kúdela banned for 9 games under UEFA after racially abusing a Rangers player in the previous round.

This manifestation by Arsenal Captain ALexeNdre Lacazette was truly utstanding. Yesterday he became a hero.

We got to eliminate racism from football once and for all.

Brussels, London and Dublin agreed to work together towards solutions following unrest in Northern Ireland.

The agreement was reached in a series of meetings on Thursday aimed at putting relations on a “constructive” footing after a difficult start for the North’s post-Brexitarrangements.

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic and his British counterpart Lord David Frost held a dinner meeting in Brussels intended to provide “a political steer for follow-up discussions that will take place between both teams”, said a commission spokesman.

It came as the British and Irish governments agreed to a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC) in the coming months to discuss issues of concern in Northern Ireland.

Source: TheIrishTimes

European Union Parliament committees have overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain, pushing it onward to the full legislature for a final vote expected later this month.

European Union Parliament committees overwhelmingly backed the new trade deal between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain Thursday, pushing it onward to the full legislature for a final vote expected later this month.

The EU and the United Kingdom clinched the deal on Christmas Eve last year but it still needed the consent of the EU parliament, leaving bilateral trade to proceed on a provisional basis until the deal is finalized.

The committees approved the deal by 108-1, with 4 abstentions. Since the provisional application of the deal on Jan. 1, both sides have been bickering over the Brexit divorce that went into effect at the end of January last year, and specifically the customs arrangements between Britain and Northern Ireland.

In an attempt to ease those tensions, the vice president of the EU executive arm and the United Kingdom’s Brexit minister will hold talks on Northern Ireland trade rules.

Source: TheIndependent