Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

VW not yet off the hook in EU investigation

EU anti-fraud office Olaf is still probing whether Volkswagen Group has misused EU funds or loans to build emissions-cheating software, director-general Giovanni Kessler said on Wednesday. Last January, European Investment Bank (EIB) president Werner Hoyer said it had not found "any indication" of wrongdoing, but Kessler noted that that was the EIB's "internal" inspection. "We are in charge of investigating," Kessler said, noting the case is ongoing.

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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