Friday

23rd Jun 2017

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ECB keeps key interest rate unchanged

The European Central Bank Thursday decided to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 0.25%. ECB chief Mario Draghi said low inflation will continue over the next months, meaning that the interest rate will remain at current or lower levels over the next months, as the eurozone economy remains weak.

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. Merkel and Macron hold symbolic joint press conference
  2. Juncker has 'no' clear idea of kind of Brexit UK wants
  3. Belgian PM calls May's proposal on EU citizens 'vague'
  4. UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote
  5. Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force
  6. Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline
  7. Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan
  8. EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal

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Latest News

  1. New Irish PM praises unscripted nature of EU summits
  2. EU extends sanctions on Russia
  3. UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'
  4. Decision on post-Brexit home for EU agencies postponed
  5. May's offer on citizens’ rights dismissed as ‘pathetic’
  6. 'Historic' defence plan gets launch date at EU summit
  7. EU pressures firms to tackle online terrorism
  8. Lack of eligible candidates dogs EU relocation scheme