Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Marshall Islands leader asks EU for more climate ambition

President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands, speaking Wednesday at the European Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg, asked the EU to develop an emissions reduction strategy up to 2050. Climate change poses an existential threat to the islands. Heine thanked the EU for "climate leadership". She told EUobserver she hoped the EU would increase its funding of a climate fund, further reduce emissions, and increase diplomatic efforts. Read more.

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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