Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

UK economy shows weakest growth among EU states

The UK economy grew just 0.2% in the first three months of 2017, which is the lowest of any EU member state, according to Eurostat figures. The average growth for the whole of the EU was 0.6% in the first quarter. The strongest increase took place in Romania (1.7%), followed by Latvia (1.6%) and Slovenia (1.5%). The French, Greek, Italian, Dutch and Swedish economies all grew below the average.

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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