Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Report: NGO rescue ships not a pull factor

An empirical analysis by Forensic Oceanography at Goldsmiths, University of London, has debunked claims NGOs are a pull factor or collude with smugglers for people leaving north Africa to Italy. The report: "Blaming the Rescuers" says people would continue to leave Libya regardless of rescue ships. It says violence in Libya, and worsening economic and political conditions in other parts of Africa are among the drivers of the exodus.

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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