Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Scots slowly losing appetite for independence - poll

Scottish support for independence has fallen to its lowest level this year, a poll of 1,060 people by Kantar suggests. Some 55 percent said they would vote to stay in the UK if a referendum was held now, 37 percent wanted independence and 8 percent did not know. Other polls show a similar rising trend for a no vote. In the 2014 referendum, 45 percent backed independence.

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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