Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

Greece vetoes EU criticism of Chinese human rights

Greece refused on Sunday to endorse a joint EU statement that criticised human rights in China. A Greek foreign ministry official said Athens blocked the statement, due to be submitted to the UN’s human rights council in Geneva last Thursday, calling it "unconstructive criticism of China". Brussels has welcomed Beijing as an ally against US president Donald Trump, in the wider fight against climate change and trade protectionism.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

News in Brief

  1. Schulz calls for ban of Erdogan rally
  2. Trump to celebrate Bastille Day with Macron in Paris
  3. EU extended Russia sanctions until 2018
  4. Netherlands partially liable for Srebrenica massacre, court rules
  5. Cyprus reunification talks resume in Switzerland
  6. Cyberattack cripples Europe, spreads worldwide
  7. Scotland puts second referendum on hold
  8. EU commission fines Google €2.4 bn

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