Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Greeks protest against new round of austerity

Thousands of Greeks went on strike on Wednesday, marching through Athens in protest against more austerity, a day before Greece's parliament is due to vote on reforms that would help unlock the funds from the €86 billion bailout. The measures were demanded by Greece's international creditors in exchange for disbursing the third bailout in seven years. Demonstrators expressed anger at prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who had promised to end cuts.

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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