Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Israel boycotts French peace conference

Israel has told France it will not take part in a Middle East peace conference to take place in Paris at the end of the year, but Palestine and Arab states are still keen to go ahead. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's office told France "in a clear and unequivocal manner" on Monday that he believed peace would "only come through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority".

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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