Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Report: EU parliament says FN jobs cost €5mn

The European Parliament has told French judges that alleged fake assistant jobs for National Front MEPs cost the EU institutions at least €4,978,122, according to the AFP press agency. The parliament on Wednesday started the process to lift the immunity of the FN leader, Marine Le Pen, whose head of cabinet has been charged in the case.

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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