Tag: Article 50

European Commission takes next step in #Article50 process by recommending draft negotiating directives

European Commission takes next step in #Article50 process by recommending draft negotiating directives

The College of Commissioners has today (3 May) sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European Council of political guidelines. Today’s text complements the guidelines and provides the necessary details to […]

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#Brexit: UK must ‘pay the price’ for exiting EU

#Brexit: UK must ‘pay the price’ for exiting EU

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senior Belgian official Marc Tarabella has said that the UK “must pay the price” for exiting the EU, writes Martin Banks. His hard-line comments come after the European parliament recently approved its negotiating guidelines for the upcoming Brexit talks, ruling out a deal on trade until the “divorce” settlement is thrashed out.   Tarabella, a Socialist MEP, told this […]

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EU rules out early trade talks with UK in #Brexit process

EU rules out early trade talks with UK in #Brexit process

| March 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

The paper presented by European Council President Donald Tusk will have to be approved by the 27 member states. Other issues include the status of three million EU citizens in the UK and a million Britons in the EU. Separately, another top EU official suggested the bloc could manage without the UK in defence and security matters. […]

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Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Legal response to #Article50 trigger – DLA Piper

Brexit will initiate long and complex legal negotiations over the coming two years. In response a global law firm, DLA Piper issued the following statement: “After more than nine months since the referendum in the United Kingdom, the clock now starts ticking on a two-year period in which the terms of the UK’s exit from […]

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#Brexit: Cefic calls for certainty for continued EU-UK trade

#Brexit: Cefic calls for certainty for continued EU-UK trade

With the triggering of Article 50 by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, calls for EU and UK politicians to take a pragmatic approach to negotiations. Today (29 March), Britain confirmed its objective to withdraw from the European Union. While Prime Minister May states the UK will be looking to […]

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#Brexit: ‘I will not collude in a pretence that Brexit is good for Britain’

#Brexit: ‘I will not collude in a pretence that Brexit is good for Britain’

In a letter to supporters of the European Movement in the UK, Stephen Dorrell (pictured), former Conservative minister, says that in a healthy democracy those who oppose Brexit have the right to continue to make their case. “Today (29 March) the prime minister has formally begun our withdrawal from the European Union in triggering Article […]

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#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

#Brexit: May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May’s Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands, writes Alastair Macdonald. In the six-page document delivered on Wednesday to the EU summit chair to trigger a two-year countdown to withdrawal, […]

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