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EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

| March 25, 2019

At the request of Mozambique, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to help those affected by the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai.  Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “Mozambique is not alone in these difficult times. More EU support is on its way. We are working 24/7 to deliver essential supplies and save lives. […]

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Keep #NigelFarage out: Weber wants no EU vote in UK

Keep #NigelFarage out: Weber wants no EU vote in UK

| March 25, 2019

Europeans don’t want Britons to vote in May’s EU parliamentary election, the lead candidate for the centre-right said on Friday, in part because Nigel Farage and other British eurosceptics would disrupt the Union, writes Alastair Macdonald. Speaking to Reuters after EU leaders agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain would elect its own members to […]

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Britain must resolve #Brexit but changing PM May wouldn’t help, Hammond says

Britain must resolve #Brexit but changing PM May wouldn’t help, Hammond says

| March 25, 2019

Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) said on Sunday (24 March), writes Paul Sandle. When asked by Sky about newspaper reports of a plot to oust May by senior ministers and whether she […]

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Could an #EUGreenCard ring-fence citizens’ rights post #Brexit?

Could an #EUGreenCard ring-fence citizens’ rights post #Brexit?

| March 25, 2019

MEPs from the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament last week held a hearing to discuss a proposal to rign fence the status and the rights of EU-27 citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe post Brexit, writes New Europeans founder Roger Casale,  I first drew up the proposal to introduce an #EUGreen Card […]

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#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

| March 25, 2019

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other’s democratic track record, Germany and Belgium have said, in an attempt to beef up the bloc’s defences against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles, write Gabriela Baczynska and Peter Maushagen. The proposal, made at a meeting of EU ministers, coincides with high-profile EU investigations against […]

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Five percent? EU leaders doubt May’s #Brexit vote chances

Five percent? EU leaders doubt May’s #Brexit vote chances

| March 25, 2019

After British Prime Minister Theresa May reassured them she could win a crunch vote in parliament next week to ensure an orderly Brexit, EU leaders were left even more doubtful of her chances, writes Alastair Macdonald. Following more than an hour of explanations that with days left until Britain might crash out she could win over […]

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EU leaders give Britain ‘last chance’ for orderly #Brexit

EU leaders give Britain ‘last chance’ for orderly #Brexit

| March 25, 2019

EU leaders on Friday (22 March) said Britain had a final chance to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion, having given the UK parliament an April 12 deadline to offer a new plan or choose to quit the bloc without a treaty, write Alastair Macdonald and Thomas Escritt. Arriving for a second day of a summit dominated […]

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