Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Catalonia leader wants independence vote September 2017

The president of the Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, said on Wednesday that his objective was to organise a referendum on the region's secession from Spain "in the second half of September next year". He was addressing the Catalonian parliament ahead of a confidence vote about his government's budget on Thursday.

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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