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#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

| March 12, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May made a last-minute decision to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg on 11 March, to find a solution to concerns about the Irish backstop. The deal will be presented in the House of Commons today (12 March), but initial questions in the British parliament suggest that there is […]

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#Brexit – May jets to Strasbourg for last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal

#Brexit – May jets to Strasbourg for last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal

| March 11, 2019

This evening (11 March) it has been confirmed that British Prime Minister Theresa May is jetting to Strasbourg this evening for last-ditch negotiations with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, writes Catherine Feore. The European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas updated journalists at 12h on the conversation between Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May on […]

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#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

| March 7, 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People visited Brussels on 6 March to meet with European Union officials and parliamentarians. Delegates described the meetings as “very productive”, writes Catherine Feore. The visit aimed to reinvigorate regional and national action in Europe and breathe new life into the […]

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#Brexit – Verhofstadt suggests it might be the guillotine for the Brexiteers

#Brexit – Verhofstadt suggests it might be the guillotine for the Brexiteers

| February 12, 2019

The head of the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group, Guy Verhofstadt, announced that he will be meeting with Secretary of State for the Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington, who Verhofstadt described as being the effective deputy prime minister, writes Catherine Feore. Verhofstadt had hoped that cross-party […]

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#Brexit – Weyand says the political declaration ‘bridges the unbridgeable and it leaves choices open’

#Brexit – Weyand says the political declaration ‘bridges the unbridgeable and it leaves choices open’

| January 29, 2019

Today (29 January) is yet another red letter day for the Palace of Westminster. MPs will discuss a variety of amendments that aim to modify Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Plan B presented on 21 January. With less than sixty days to go, the clock is ticking ever louder, writes Catherine Feore. May’s Plan B […]

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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

| December 14, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

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#Brexit: May to return to Brussels on Saturday before European Council

#Brexit: May to return to Brussels on Saturday before European Council

| November 21, 2018

Following today’s (21 November) meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would be returning on Saturday (24 November) to bring the discussions to a conclusion. The announcement means that negotiations will go down to the wire and that the Council may not be able to reach an […]

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