Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Orban banks on Trump for closer US relations

US president-elect Donald Trump has invited Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban to Washington after a phone conversation, Hungarian business daily Vilaggazdasag reports. "I think America will now have a president who is not ideologically limited," Orban said, adding he had not been to Washington in a long time because he was considered a "black sheep." Orban says Trump shares the feeling, "he laughed and said that so was he."

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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