Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

UK has no EU exit plan: leaked report

The UK government has no overall strategy to leave the European Union "because of divisions within the cabinet", according to a leaked memo obtained by the Times newspaper. The Cabinet Office note, written by an unnamed consultant, says some 30,000 new hires are needed for the transition and suggests it will take another six months before the government knows what it wants to achieve during Brexit negotiations.

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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