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#Brexit: ‘We won’t be trying to stay in ‘bits’ of the EU,’ says May

#Brexit: ‘We won’t be trying to stay in ‘bits’ of the EU,’ says May

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May’s statement that we won’t be trying to stay in bits of the EU means that, in principle, we shall also be leaving more than 40 EU agencies (including some located in Britain) which perform tasks on behalf of all member states, including us, over a wide range of policy areas, writes Richard Corbett […]

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#Brexit: Europe’s Social Democrats call for a ‘fair Brexit’

#Brexit: Europe’s Social Democrats call for a ‘fair Brexit’

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a crushing defeat for Labour in the safe Copeland seat in the North West of England, the S&D continued to signal its solidarity with the British Labour Party – which remains in The Progressive, S&D family. S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) met with UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss Brexit and […]

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#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny in Brussels today (23 February). The meeting was focused on Brexit, both the questions specific to Ireland and broader European issues. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, sat in on the meeting. Juncker spoke glowingly of his personal relationship with Kenny and his […]

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Leading ferry operator DFDS says ‘no negative impact’ from #Brexit

Leading ferry operator DFDS says ‘no negative impact’ from #Brexit

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some feared the outcome of the EU Referendum last June would lead UK into stormy waters. But the company has posted record earnings and announced ambitious plans for the coming 12 months. The ferry and logistics business said there had been “no negative impact” on volumes from the Brexit effect. The company’s annual report for […]

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France’s #Macron meets PM #May in London, vows to stand up for EU

France’s #Macron meets PM #May in London, vows to stand up for EU

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (21 February) not to expect any favors from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London, writes Estelle Shirbon. Macron visited May at her Downing Street office and later met Britain’s […]

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‘Don’t start #Brexit talks with a clash on cash’

‘Don’t start #Brexit talks with a clash on cash’

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The eyes of the world will soon be on the Brexit negotiations, amid widespread fears that they may end in a ‘train crash’, not least because of a cash clash. Here’s a suggestion for averting that – or at least making it much less likely, writes Giles Merritt. The pressures and constraints affecting both sides […]

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Britain faces ‘very hefty’ #Brexit bill, years of talks – Juncker

Britain faces ‘very hefty’ #Brexit bill, years of talks – Juncker

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain will need years to negotiate a future trade deal with the European Union after it quits the bloc and will be landed with a “very hefty bill” from Brussels on leaving, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (21 February). Noting that the Brexit talks expected to be launched next month would last […]

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