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#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

On the eve of the UK government’s formal triggering of Article 50, Seb Dance MEP has criticised Theresa May for her lack of grip on the negotiating timetable and the British government’s underestimation of European unity. “It is striking how much Theresa May’s government underestimates the unity in Europe and strength of feeling in Brussels. […]

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#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

The Leader of the European People’s Party, the European Parliament’s largest group, Manfred Weber spoke to journalists on the eve of the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to withdraw from the European Union, writes Catherine Feore. Weber said that the EPP would support the two step approach Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is taking, addressing firstly […]

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#StateAid: European Commission approves aid given to Danish offshore wind farm

#StateAid: European Commission approves aid given to Danish offshore wind farm

The European Commission has found support to be granted to the 600 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish territorial waters to be in line with EU state aid rules. It will help Denmark to reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner in charge of […]

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#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

“Even though we may leave the European Union, we are not leaving Europe,” said London Mayor Sadiq Khan visiting the Parliament on 28 March. “For issues from security and defence to finance and culture, we are still going to be a part of the European family.” Khan met Parliament President Antonio Tajani to discuss issues […]

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#Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

#Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia’s long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation’s painful two-year recession, writes Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov. A year before facing re-election, President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: […]

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#Security: ‘We need to work quickly and effectively in order to combat terrorism’

#Security: ‘We need to work quickly and effectively in order to combat terrorism’

Only days after the terrorist attack in London the civil liberties committee discussed the EU’s security situation with German Interior Minister Interior Thomas de Maizière and his French counterpart Matthias Fekl debated on 27 March. Both ministers spoke about the need to secure the EU’s external borders, to better share information between EU countries and […]

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#Migration: ‘It is essential that EU countries fulfil their commitments concerning relocations’

#Migration: ‘It is essential that EU countries fulfil their commitments concerning relocations’

Yesterday (27 March)  ministers took stock of developments in the area of migration policy, focusing on the implementation of the Malta declaration of 3 February 2017. They paid particular attention to how contributions from member states could help make implementation even more effective. Carmelo Abela, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security of Malta, said: […]

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