Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Schulz campaign difficulties after Schleswig-Holstein loss

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) evaluated its difficult situation on Monday after losing Sunday's elections in Schleswig-Holstein, with upcoming general elections 24 September. SPD also failed to deliver in Saarland in March, with focus now being drawn to Sunday's vote in North Rhine-Westphalia. SPD suffers from uncertainty about possible governing alliances after September, but its party leader, Martin Schulz, is not ruling out an alliance with the far-left Left (Linke) party.

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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