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Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

Minute of silence at the EP for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

The European Parliament will hold a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester at 15.00 today. President Tajani, Members and staff of the Parliament will be joined by the UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, and the UK Ambassador to Belgium, Ms Alison Rose, for the […]

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#RoomForManchester #ManchesterArenaExplosion: Explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester leaves at least 22 dead

#RoomForManchester #ManchesterArenaExplosion: Explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester leaves at least 22 dead

An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK late Monday (22 May), killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police revised the death toll from 19 to 22 early Tuesday morning. The force’s chief constable, Ian Hopkins, said Tuesday they believe one […]

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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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#RhodriMorgan: A politician who will be truly missed

#RhodriMorgan: A politician who will be truly missed

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhodri Morgan (pictured), former EU official, who served as First Minister of Wales from 2000 until 2009, died on Wednesday (17 May) aged 77. Nick Powell remembers a politician whose affable manner and pragmatic approach helped his party weather storms almost as severe as the one that threatens to engulf Labour in the general election next […]

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#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May (pictured) has described the forthcoming general election as critical for the UK and the Conservative manifesto as one that will see the UK through Brexit and beyond. She claims the manifesto to be a plan for “a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”, writes Catherine Feore. It is clear from the intro that there is one […]

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#Brexit: MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens’ rights first

#Brexit: MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens’ rights first

The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before starting the other Brexit talks, MEPs say. In a joint hearing organised by the committees of Civil Liberties, Employment and Petitions, most MEPs underlined the “moral duty” to end the uncertainty […]

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#Brexit: Protecting the rights of millions of EU citizens living in the UK

#Brexit: Protecting the rights of millions of EU citizens living in the UK

Although few of them were allowed to vote during the referendum, the millions of EU citizens living in the UK will be among those affected the most by Brexit. The EU wants to reach a deal to protect their rights as soon as possible during the upcoming negotiations with the UK. This week Parliament is […]

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