Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Centre-right coalition set to win Kosovo elections

A centre-right coalition, led by former rebel commander Ramush Haradinaj, appears to have won Sunday's parliamentary election in Kosovo, exit polls show. The leftist anti-corruption party Vetevendosje is poised to come second. Officials said voter turnout, at 41.5 percent, was the lowest level recorded since Kosovo gained independence in 2008. Haradinaj's victory could complicate relations with Serbia, which has issued an international arrest warrant against him for alleged war crimes.

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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