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In Britain
June 21, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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The British Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill on the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. The EU Withdrawal Bill had gone through rounds of debate in the British Parliament. On Wednesday lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower parliament chamber, voted 319 to 303 to reject an amend...
In World
June 20, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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European Council President Donald Tusk met Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid on Tuesday (June 19) ahead of the European Council meeting on June 28-29 which will focus on migration, security and defence, as well as economic and financial affairs. Tusk is carrying out a round of ...
In Britain
March 21, 2018 10:32 am gmt |
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The European Union should brace itself as the most difficult aspects of Brexit negotiations with London have yet to come, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday (March 20) at a news conference in Brussels. Besides the key outstanding question of how to avoid a “...
In Canada
March 8, 2018 7:08 am gmt |
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Britain and the European Union could negotiate a deeper free-trade accord that goes beyond the bloc’s new deals with Canada and Japan, but such agreements remain the model, the head of the European Parliament said on Wednesday (March 7). European Parliament President Antonio Tajani also called ...
In Britain
March 5, 2018 7:09 am gmt |
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 UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (March 2) that the time for arguing either side of the Brexit referendum was over, in an interview broadcast on the BBC on Sunday (March 4). May also said that Britain’s financial sector was too important to the economy to allow a post-Brexit relati...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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A bespoke Brexit deal is possible – but only if it is “consistent” with the European Union’s single market, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in an interview recorded on Friday (January 19) and due for broadcast on Sunday (January 21). Macr...
In Britain
January 18, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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British House of Commons passed a marathon bill which paves the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to convert all European law i...
In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In Britain
December 9, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Brexit is rapidly becoming a symbol without substance. Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with the European Union reduces the chances of a chaotic divorce but exposes the difficulty of preserving trade flows after the separation. A lengthy transition period will create further scope for Ma...
In Britain
December 8, 2017 7:11 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at the European Commission before dawn on Friday (December 8) to meet the European Union’s chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker as the two sides seek to clinch a deal to open talks on post-Brexit trade. May arrived with Brexit Secretary David Davis a fe...
In Britain
November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
In World
November 15, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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European Council Donald Tusk expressed the European Union’s commitment to help combat violent extremism in Southeast Asia during a regional meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday (November 14). Recent attacks by pro-Islamic State fighters in the southern Phil...
In Britain
May 5, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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The European Commission said on Thursday (May 4) it has no opinion on remarks made by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday (May 3), accusing the European Union of wilful interference in Britain’s general election campaign period. European Commission chief spokesperson Margaritis Schi...
In Britain
March 10, 2017 8:25 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (March 9) both Britain and the European Union were ready to get on with divorce talks, but gave little away on when she will trigger the formal Brexit procedure. “It’s time to get on with leaving the European Union and building the indep...
In Europe
March 8, 2017 8:42 am gmt |
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Turkey’s foreign minister accused Berlin on Tuesday (March 7) of exerting systematic pressure on Turkish citizens in Germany and hampering campaigns in support of President Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for new powers at a referendum next month. Mevlut Cavusoglu was speaking at a rally of Turkish ...
In Canada
October 30, 2016 10:36 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is finally on his way to Belgium to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal with the European Union. He will attend a summit in Brussels where a signing ceremony planned for Thursday was cancelled after a Belgian region vetoed the agreement. All 28 EU states app...
In Europe
October 21, 2016 5:41 am gmt |
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The European Union is willing to maintain good relations with Russia after the bloc’s leaders agreed on Friday (Oct 21) to remain united in policies towards Moscow, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday (Oct 21). “We’ve had a very intensive exchange of views today especiall...
In Europe
October 18, 2016 8:47 am gmt |
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The European Union on Monday (Oct 17) called for an immediate ceasefire in rebel-held east Aleppo, voicing strong concern about the humanitarian situation in the Syrian town. In a written statement issued after a meeting of 28 foreign ministers in Luxembourg, the bloc condemned Russia’s air cam...
In Europe
September 27, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (September 26) said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. Merkel said deals like the EU-Turkey pact were key to combatting illegal migration. “That means ...