Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Secret Sarkozy recordings made public

French media on Wednesday released secret recordings of Nicholas Sarkozy made in the run-up to France's 2012 presidential election, reports Reuters. Sarkozy can be heard discussing campaign strategy, a cabinet reshuffle, and his public image. The discussions were taped by his campaign manager Patrick Buisson.

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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