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26th Jun 2017

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Germany unlikely to fulfil Nato pledge

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Tallinn on Wednesday that his country was unlikely to meet its Nato pledge to spend at least 2 percent of GDP on its military. "It is totally unrealistic," he said, according to the Bloomberg news agency. “We shouldn’t give promises that, if you know German domestic politics, are unfulfillable," the minister, who hails from the centre-left SPD party in the grand coalition, said.

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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