Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

German foreign minister tipped to become president

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has received widespread backing for the forthcoming presidential election. His Social-Democratic Party (SPD) and Angela Merkel's Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) both agreed on Monday to support him. The election for the mostly ceremonial post is due to take place next February. German presidents are elected by a special assembly of all MPs and representatives of regions.

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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