Monday

26th Jun 2017

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US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president

US vice-president Mike Pence said in Brussels on Monday that president Donald Trump and his administration have a "strong commitment ... to continued cooperation and partnership with the EU". He added that the EU and US "share the same heritage, values and purpose: to promote peace and prosperity through freedom, democracy and rule of law". He also insisted that the EU and US should increase cooperation on security and anti-terrorism.

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.

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