Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Question of war and peace is back in Europe, says Steinmeier

Sixteen OSCE members are set to publish a German led joint initiative, for a new arms control agreement with Moscow on Friday, saying more dialogue is needed to prevent an arms race in Europe after Russia's Ukraine actions. In an interview with Die Welt German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, "The question of war and peace returned to our continent." The group will meet in Hamburg on 8-9 December.

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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