Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

UN to hold 2018 climate summit in Polish coal region

The UN has announced Thursday that its annual climate change conference in 2018 will take place in Katowice, a city in the heart of Poland's coal mining region, Silesia. Poland's dependence on coal and the future of its mine workers have made the country quite reluctant to back climate action. The announcement comes as the world awaits US president Trump's decision on whether to stay part of the Paris agreement.

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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