Meanwhile in #Europe: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths in Srebrenica…

A Dutch appeal court finds the state 30% liable for 350 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
The European Commission fined Google a record-high €2.42 billion on Tuesday (27 June) for breaching EU antitrust rules by using its dominant market position to promote its own comparison shopping service at the expense of rivals.

German reunification architect Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, Germany’s ex-chancellor and architect of German reunification in 1990, dies aged 87.

Debate: Greece to get new loans

The Eurogroup ministers have agreed to give Greece further loans to the tune of 8.5 billion euros but failed to reach a consensus on another topic: contrary to the wishes of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) they won’t make a decision on debt relief until 2018. For Europe’s commentators the outcome of the negotiations is anything but a happy end.

Debate: Brussels adamant about refugee quotas

“Decisions that have been made are applicable law, even if one voted against them”. With these words EU Commission President Juncker has defended the infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The three states refuse to comply with the quota system for the distribution of refugees decided in 2015. Are sanctions justified? And what should Brussels do next?

[Ticker] Google faces possible €1 billion EU fine

Internet giant Google is facing up to €1 billion worth of anti-trust fines from the European Commission, reports The Financial Times. The newspaper says that EU officials are expected to announce the fine in the coming weeks following market dominance abuse issues that are linked to the Google Shopping service.

[Ticker] Serbia appoints first female and gay PM

Serbia is set to have its first female and openly gay prime minister. Ana Brnabic was nominated on Thursday as prime minister by Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vucic. Serbia is a deeply conservative Balkan state where many, according to polls, view homosexuality as an illness. Brnabic, who entered politics only last year, was described by Serbia’s president as “hard-working, [with] professional and personal qualities”.

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