Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

New French government named

The French government, announced Wednesday, includes ministers from the right, left and centre – under centre-right prime minister Edouard Philippe. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the outgoing defence minister, will become Europe and foreign affairs minister. Socialist Gerard Collomb is named as interior minister, Liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard as defence minister, and centre-right Bruno Le Maire as economy minister. Centrist Francois Bayrou, key ally to president Emmanuel Macron, is made justice minister.

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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