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Parliament says UK government must publish secret #Brexit impact studies

Parliament says UK government must publish secret #Brexit impact studies

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

British lawmakers ramped up pressure on the government to publish its assessment of the impact Brexit will have on the economy, passing a motion in parliament on Wednesday (1 November) which could compel the government to release the papers, writes William James. The government said on Monday it had carried out 58 economic assessments, covering sectors […]

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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 | 0 Comments

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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UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

UK must obey EU #FreeMovement laws until it leaves the EU, say MEPs

Until the UK leaves the EU, it must obey EU laws on free movement, said a majority of MEPs in a plenary debate with the EU Commission on Wednesday (1 March). The EU Commission must ensure that the free movement rights of EU citizens living in the UK are respected, they added. Many speakers also […]

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Single market MEPS call for a ‘special relationship’ with the UK post-#Brexit

Single market MEPS call for a ‘special relationship’ with the UK post-#Brexit

The European Parliament’s influential Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee is calling for “deep mutual market access” and “a special relationship” between Britain and the EU post-Brexit.  The Parliament is preparing a detailed statement on the Brexit negotiating strategy to be voted on as soon as Article 50 is triggered.  IMCO members have now agreed […]

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‘Don’t start #Brexit talks with a clash on cash’

‘Don’t start #Brexit talks with a clash on cash’

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The eyes of the world will soon be on the Brexit negotiations, amid widespread fears that they may end in a ‘train crash’, not least because of a cash clash. Here’s a suggestion for averting that – or at least making it much less likely, writes Giles Merritt. The pressures and constraints affecting both sides […]

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#Brexit: EU wants to agree formula for Britain’s exit bill, not final amount

#Brexit: EU wants to agree formula for Britain’s exit bill, not final amount

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union wants to agree with Britain on a formula for calculating how much it will owe the bloc after it leaves, rather than defining a concrete sum in advance, EU officials have said, writes Jan Strupczewski and Gabrela Baczynska. The European Commission’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, briefed the 27 remaining countries […]

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Merkel says no ‘cherry picking’ for Britain in #Brexit talks

Merkel says no ‘cherry picking’ for Britain in #Brexit talks

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union must consider limiting Britain’s access to its market if London fails to accept the bloc’s “four freedoms” in Brexit negotiations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (9 January), writes Joseph Nasr. Merkel’s remarks add to pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been criticized for hinting at a “hard […]

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