Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

MEPs call for 'freeze' in Turkey accession talks

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for a "freeze" on negotiations for Turkey's accession to the EU until Turkish authorities end "disproportionate repressive measures". The text, approved by 479 votes to 37 with 107 abstentions, is non-binding. Only the European Commission can recommend the actual suspension of the accession process, and the final decision is up to member states.

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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