Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Poll: UK Conservatives capture record-breaking lead

UK prime minister Theresa May has a record high 22-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, ahead of national elections on 8 June, an ICM opinion poll showed on Monday. The survey put the Conservatives at 49 percent, with Labour at 27 percent. The pro-EU Liberal Democrat Party polled at 9 percent, one point up since last week, while the anti-EU UK Independence Party fell two points to 6 percent.

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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