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#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

#Brexit – Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

| August 23, 2019

A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn (pictured) said in remarks published on Thursday (22 August), write Joseph Nasr and Thomas Seythal.  “Miracles should never be ruled out, but I’m sceptical […]

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France’s Macron tells Johnson: Not enough time for a new #Brexit deal

France’s Macron tells Johnson: Not enough time for a new #Brexit deal

| August 23, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron firmly told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (22 August) that there was not enough time to negotiate a wholly new Brexit divorce deal, write William James and Michel Rose. On his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a month ago, Johnson warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Macron that […]

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Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

| August 22, 2019

Protesters cried “stop Brexit” as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived for talks with Angela Merkel at the German Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday (21 August), writes William James. When asked by reporters if he was hopeful of a Brexit deal, Johnson did not answer.

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Corbyn invites MPs to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal #Brexit

Corbyn invites MPs to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal #Brexit

| August 22, 2019

UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP (pictured) has invited leaders of other political parties and senior lawmakers from across parliament to meet to discuss all tactics available to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal, Labour said on Wednesday (21 August), writes Stephen Addison. The meeting will take place next Tuesday (27 August) […]

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Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

| August 22, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday (21 August) that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber. The so-called backstop, which Johnson […]

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France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

| August 22, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) on Wednesday (21 August) said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain’s own making and not the European Union’s, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal, writes Michel Rose. The French leader said the demands made […]

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#Brexit – UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1 September

#Brexit – UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1 September

| August 22, 2019

UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1 September so that they can focus on our future relationship with the EU and other partners around the world. The government has decided this week that from 1 September, UK officials and ministers will now only attend EU meetings where the UK has a significant […]

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