|France's Macron and Germany's Merkel to lead post-Brexit EU revival|
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Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president's first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU's post-Brexit revival.
|Macron’s investment screening idea watered down by leaders|
Added: 23.06.2017 13:40 | 0 views | 0 comments
EU leaders have put the brakes on a proposal by French president Macron to hand the EU more powers to screen Chinese and other foreign investments into strategic sectors in Europe.
|Leaders unimpressed by May’s offer to EU citizens|
Added: 23.06.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments
Leaders await further details about British prime minister Theresa May's offer for EU citizens' rights, as they express concern over possible "pitfalls".
|Brussels gives cold shoulder to May’s proposals for EU citizens|
Added: 23.06.2017 11:50 | 0 views | 0 comments
French President Emmanuel Macron said at the end of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday that proposals from UK Prime Minister Theresa May on preserving the rights of EU citizens after Brexit were, "not a breakthrough, to put it conservatively."
|New Irish PM praises unscripted nature of EU summits|
Added: 23.06.2017 11:24 | 1 views | 0 comments
Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar had his first EU summit this week, and said it was much formal and dynamic than expected.
|[Ticker] Merkel and Macron hold symbolic joint press conference|
Added: 23.06.2017 10:28 | 1 views | 0 comments
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron held a joint press conference at the end of the two-day EU summit on Friday, emphasising the restart of Franco-German leadership in EU integration. "When France and Germany speak with one voice, Europe can move forward. Sometimes it is not enough, but it is a necessary condition. [...] It is more than a symbol, it is a work ethic," Macron said.
|Man charged over London mosque attack|
Added: 23.06.2017 7:45 | 1 views | 0 comments
British police said on Friday they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder over an incident in which a van was driven at Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque after prayers earlier this week.
|[Ticker] Juncker has 'no' clear idea of kind of Brexit UK wants|
Added: 23.06.2017 6:24 | 0 views | 0 comments
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was asked by press on Friday whether he was getting a clear idea of the kind of Brexit the UK government wants. His answer was very short: "No." He told another journalist that May's offer on citizens' rights, , was "a first step, but this step is not sufficient".
|[Ticker] Belgian PM calls May's proposal on EU citizens 'vague'|
Added: 23.06.2017 6:19 | 0 views | 0 comments
British PM Theresa May's post-Brexit was "very vague", according to Belgian PM Charles Michel. He spoke to journalists on Friday, the second day of the summit in Brussels. "We don't want to be sold a pig in a poke. The rights of EU citizens should be safeguarded in a sustainable manner," Michel added. The UK will reveal more next week.
|EU extends sanctions on Russia|
Added: 23.06.2017 3:29 | 1 views | 0 comments
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.
|[Ticker] UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote|
Added: 23.06.2017 3:13 | 1 views | 0 comments
The United Nations' General Assembly on Thursday referred Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to the International Court of Justice. Cyprus voted in favour of the referral and 22 EU nations, including Germany, France and Italy, abstained. Only Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Lithuania supported Britain. The loss for the UK comes as the country begins negotiations to leave the EU.
|[Ticker] Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force|
Added: 23.06.2017 3:06 | 1 views | 0 comments
As of September, Spain will be in command of the EU's Operation Sophia, which fights human smuggling in the Mediterranean, diplomatic and military sources have confirmed, according to Spanish daily El Pais. Italy, in charge of the operation since its launch in 2015, had asked all 25 participating countries to contribute a command ship. Spain was the only country that responded to the request.
|[Ticker] Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline|
Added: 23.06.2017 2:59 | 1 views | 0 comments
Estonia remains opposed to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany, economic affairs and infrastructure minister Kadri Simson told press after a government meeting on Thursday. As of 1 July, Estonia will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The country wants the European Commission to get the mandate to negotiate the gas project.
|[Focus] UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'|
Added: 23.06.2017 2:59 | 1 views | 0 comments
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.
|[Ticker] Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan|
Added: 23.06.2017 2:52 | 1 views | 0 comments
Ireland and Denmark are not likely to join a new pan-EU defence scheme, at Thursday's EU summit. Irish PM Leo Varadkar said that "Ireland’s position on neutrality is longstanding" but was open for co-operation to prevent cyber attacks, manage migration, and stand against terrorism. Denmark is currently prevented from investing in EU security due to an old opt-out from EU defence and security policies.
|Decision on post-Brexit home for EU agencies postponed|
Added: 22.06.2017 19:14 | 1 views | 0 comments
Around 1,000 staff of the European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority will have to wait until November, instead of October, to know where they will be relocated come 2019.
|May's offer on citizens’ rights dismissed as ‘pathetic’|
Added: 22.06.2017 18:45 | 0 views | 0 comments
May promised to create certainty as she outlined to EU leaders her offer on post-Brexit citizens' rights, but the organisation representing those citizens say her proposal is not serious.
|May outlines 'fair' offer on rights of EU citizens to stay in UK|
Added: 22.06.2017 18:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised EU citizens living in Britain that they could stay after Brexit, but set up a row with Brussels over the role of Europe's top court.
|'Historic' defence plan gets launch date at EU summit|
Added: 22.06.2017 16:38 | 1 views | 0 comments
EU leaders have agreed to launch joint defence missions, described by French president Emmanuel Macron as a historic moment for the European Union.
|EU pressures firms to tackle online terrorism|
Added: 22.06.2017 16:02 | 1 views | 0 comments
EU leaders said on Thursday that there should be a way to tackle encrypted chat services like Whatsapp when terror suspects use them.