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#Brexit – ‘If there is a solution to the current impasse, it can only be found in London’ Ciamba

#Brexit – ‘If there is a solution to the current impasse, it can only be found in London’ Ciamba

| March 19, 2019

Following today’s (19 March) with Europe Ministers, the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK needs to make choices. Should Prime Minister May request an extension, Barnier said that the 27 EU leaders will consider the reason for and usefulness of an extension, writes Catherine Feore. Ministers said that leaders will need a […]

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May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

May’s triple defeat will be a crucial turning point

| March 12, 2019

Theresa May is this week heading for a triple defeat. Tonight her illusory deal will be voted down. Tomorrow Parliament will take a suicidal ‘no deal’ scenario off the table. On Thursday, the Article 50 period will be extended to take us beyond the 29 March cliff edge that has been threatening for the past […]

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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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#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

#Ukraine – Tymoshenko’s cynical impeachment tactic plays right into Putin’s hands

| March 1, 2019

When Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko announced she was launching impeachment proceedings against incumbent Petro Poroshenko this week, it looked like a last throw of the dice for a campaign in trouble. Tymoshenko’s ratings have been sliding for weeks and latest polls put her a distant third, behind Poroshenko and pace-setter Volodymyr Zelensky, just a month out from the first […]

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Is the ‘Index of Will’ right to rank #VladimirPutin as number one?

Is the ‘Index of Will’ right to rank #VladimirPutin as number one?

| February 20, 2019

As false information and ill-informed opinions abound, politicians increasingly resort to techniques that are sometimes referred to as populist ones, and have now come to be called the “art of listening to one’s electors”. Someone across the pond has used it to make an unexpected political career and someone on this side has had to […]

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#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

| February 3, 2019

Abraham Liu is a man with a mission. As the Huawei’s new Chief Representative to the European Union, his role is to convince EU politicians and policy makers that his company is a leading global provider of information and communications infrastructure and smart devices that can be trusted, and not a vehicle for Chinese spying. […]

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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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