Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Unpaid interns take legal action against Belgium

On behalf of unpaid interns, the European Youth Forum filed on Friday a collective legal complaint against Belgium, which has the highest percentage of unpaid interns in the EU. Only 1 in 5 (18%) are being paid for work, the organisation estimates, saying the practise in illegal under the European Social Charter. "Unpaid internships must be banned once and for all," said Zuzana Vaneckova from the European Youth Forum.

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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