Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Barnier wants to replace Barroso as Commission president

Internal market commissioner Michel Barnier Friday submitted his candidature to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as European commission president by November. The centre-right EPP party will decide 7 March in Dublin who to run as their candidate, with politicians from Latvia and Luxembourg also having declared their interest in the job.

EU extends sanctions on Russia

German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia hadn't done enough to implement the so-called Minsk peace process, a condition for lifting the sanctions.

Focus

UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'

British academics want to guarantee residency and work rights for their EU staff, as well as "enhanced mobility opportunities" for UK and EU students, mostly by keeping British participation in EU funding programs.

News in Brief

  1. UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote
  2. Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force
  3. Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline
  4. Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan
  5. EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal
  6. US issues warrant for VW managers, German media say
  7. EU extends sanctions against Russia
  8. Merkel denies Franco-German deal on EU agencies

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