Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

EU's chief negotiator says no to post-Brexit 'red tape'

"No one should be confronted with a mountain of red tape", the EU's Brexit chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, promised at the annual State of the Union conference in Florence on Friday. He said it would be "a priority" in Brexit talks to preserve the rights of the approximately 3.2 million EU citizens and their families in the UK, and the 1.2 million British citizens working and living in the EU.

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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