What we're watching: August 22 to August 28, 2016

♦ The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet on Aug 22 for a second round of discussions about the future of the EU following the British referendum vote to leave. An "informal" summit of all members is being planned for September. EU bureaucrats in Brussels want further integration in the hope of heading off other countries deciding to leave, but German Chancellor Merkel is adamant there will be no more "quantum leaps" towards integration. She wants a "better Europe" not "more Europe".
♦ On Aug 25, Ukraine marks the 25th aniversary of its independence from Russia. The celebrations may all be peaceful, but ...
♦ Also on Aug 25 will be the final Brazilian Senate vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Roussef.


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