Thursday

29th Jun 2017

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EU extends Russia sanctions on Crimea

EU countries extended the duration of their business sanctions on Russian-occupied Crimea until June 2018 on Tuesday. The measures forbid imports and exports, investments, tourism, and provision of other services. The EU said it would "fully implement its non-recognition policy" of Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian territory. Russian special forces snatched Crimea in 2014. The EU, US, and UN did not recognise its subsequent referendum on joining Russia.

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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