Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Tusk calls for 'values, not just interests' after Trump meeting

"The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around values, not just interests," EU Council president Donald Tusk said after meeting US president Donald Trump together with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Thursday. "Values and principles first. This is what we, Europe and America, should be saying," Tusk added. The leaders talked about foreign policy, security, climate, and trade.

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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