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Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force #Brexit delay

| October 19, 2019

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday that means he is obliged to request a postponement, write William James, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. The move by parliament, on a day Johnson had pitched […]

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#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

| October 19, 2019

The German Police Department Heidekreis, in co-operation with the French Gendarmerie and Czech authorities, the German State Criminal Police Office of Saxony-Anhalt, EMPACT OPC, and Europol dismantled a Belarusian organized crime group involved in international cargo thefts.  The group was targeting trucks on motorway rest areas and parking lots to steal the cargo. The group […]

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#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

| October 19, 2019

The Presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker say goodbye. Unless there is an emergency European Council on Brexit later in the month this will be the last European Council in which they participate.

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#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

| October 19, 2019

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said he did not want to provoke new tensions between the EU and Turkey, but added that “the so-called ceasefire in North-East Syria is not what we expected, it is not a ceasefire it is a demand for capitulation on the part of the Kurds.”   He called for […]

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#NorthMacedonia #Albania – ‘I think it was a historic mistake’ Juncker #EUCO #Enlargement

#NorthMacedonia #Albania – ‘I think it was a historic mistake’ Juncker #EUCO #Enlargement

| October 19, 2019

Both President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, both expressed their disappointment that the European Council (18 October) could not agree on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Juncker described it as a historic mistake, while President Tusk said that while both countries were ready […]

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EU-27 heads of government endorse the #BrexitDeal 

EU-27 heads of government endorse the #BrexitDeal 

| October 17, 2019

The European Council endorsed the newly minted Brexit deal. President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that it looked like the agreement was close to its final stretch, writes Catherine Feore. Tusk explained why a deal that was impossible yesterday, had become possible today. Standing beside Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar he said that Ireland had […]

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#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

#BrexitDeal – European Commission reaches an agreement with the UK

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has today (17 October) recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European […]

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