Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Finnish leaders exclude Finns party from government

Finnish prime minister Juha Sipilae of the Centre Party and finance minister Petteri Orpo, who heads the National Coalition Party, announced on Monday that there is no common ground for cooperation with the Finns Party under its newly-appointed leader, Jussi Halla-aho, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reports. Anti-immigrant eurosceptic Halla-aho was elected leader over the weekend, and replaces the more moderate party chair, Timo Soini, who serves as Finland's foreign minister.

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.

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