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23rd Jun 2017

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Former Greek PM Mitsotakis has died

Constantine Mitsotakis, who was Greek prime minister from 1990 to 1993, died at age 98 on Monday. He is considered a major architect of Greece's EU integration, as he was foreign minister when the country joined the European Community in 1981 and prime minister when it signed the Maastricht treaty in 1991. His son, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is the current opposition leader in Greece.

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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