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No time for #Brexit delays, says UK’s May as poll lead slips

No time for #Brexit delays, says UK’s May as poll lead slips

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday (22 May) urge voters to back her to deliver the country’s exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards in the election campaign as opinion polls show that her party’s large lead has shrunk, writes William James. A series of polls ahead of Britain’s 8 […]

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#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

| May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) shows that businesses on either side of the English Channel are preparing contingency plans that could sever supply chains between the UK and EU. CIPS says that businesses within the EU-27 are more advanced in their preparations than UK companies with almost half […]

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MEPs welcome unity on #Brexit and call for reform of the EU

MEPs welcome unity on #Brexit and call for reform of the EU

MEPs welcomed the unity of the 27 Member States and the EU institutions with regard to Brexit and also called for a reform of the EU to benefit all its citizens. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk presented to MEPs the Guidelines for Brexit negotiations agreed by the Member States at the summit on […]

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#Barnier: No figures set for #Brexit bill, EU doesn’t want a ‘no deal’ option

#Barnier: No figures set for #Brexit bill, EU doesn’t want a ‘no deal’ option

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is no figure for a financial settlement between Britain and the European Union yet, because it can only be established once both sides agree on a common methodology of calculations and taking into account the date of exit, the EU’s Brexit chief negotiator said on Wednesday (17 May), writes Jan Strupczewski. “The figures will depend […]

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‘Use #Brexit and #Macron’s election to reform Europe’: Guy Verhofstadt

‘Use #Brexit and #Macron’s election to reform Europe’: Guy Verhofstadt

During today’s (17 May) plenary debate, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt called on his colleagues to use Brexit and President Macron’s election to reform Europe. “Three times in a row now the nationalists and populists have been beaten:  in Austria, in the Netherlands, in France.” “This has not happened by accident. Brexit has played an important […]

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#Brexit: Debate with Tusk, Juncker and Barnier on European Council’s conclusions

#Brexit: Debate with Tusk, Juncker and Barnier on European Council’s conclusions

MEPs will debate on Wednesday morning (17 May) the guidelines for the EU negotiations with the UK that the European Council agreed at its last meeting in April. European Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier will take part in the debate. The guidelines agreed by […]

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What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Brexiteers brushed off the problems that the UK might face outside the Single Market, European Economic Area and Customs union as poppycock. For Brexiteers, everything is very simply resolved; their riposte: ‘We’ll just become a Singapore-on-Thames: low taxes, little in the way of labour rights and a good deal sunnier. Bingo!’ I paraphrase, but […]

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