Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Lithuanians farmers' party in shock election victory

A Lithuanian farmers' party previously represented by a single MP won a shock victory in Sunday's election, securing 54 seats in the 141-member parliament. The pro-EU, pro-Nato and pro-euro Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) party is led by 46-year-old millionaire Ramunas Karbauskis. The ruling Social Democrats got only 17 seats, suffering from its failure to revive a sluggish economy and combat price rises following adoption of the euro.

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. Juncker has 'no' clear idea of kind of Brexit UK wants
  2. Belgian PM calls May's proposal on EU citizens 'vague'
  3. UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote
  4. Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force
  5. Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline
  6. Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan
  7. EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal
  8. US issues warrant for VW managers, German media say

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