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UK government will ‘reflect’ on reaction to #Brexit deal over next few days – Gove

UK government will ‘reflect’ on reaction to #Brexit deal over next few days – Gove

| May 23, 2019

The British government will reflect on how people react to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Environment Minister Michael Gove (pictured) said on Wednesday (22 May) when asked whether there will definitely be a vote in the week of 3 June on the bill, writes Costas Pitas. “We will reflect over the course of the […]

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EU patiently follows Britain’s #Brexit debate – EU Commission

EU patiently follows Britain’s #Brexit debate – EU Commission

| May 23, 2019

The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country’s planned exit from the European Union “closely and patiently”, the EU executive’s chief spokesman said on Wednesday (22 May), writes Jan Strupczewski. Margaritis Schinas (pictured) was responding to the speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (21 May) in which she […]

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May’s #Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

May’s #Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

| May 23, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday (22 May) just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party, write Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas. Nearly three years since Britain voted […]

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UK ministers to consider merits of indicative #Brexit votes

UK ministers to consider merits of indicative #Brexit votes

| May 22, 2019

Senior ministers considered the merits of whether lawmakers should hold indicative votes on Brexit options when Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet met on Tuesday (21 May), her spokesman said, writes Elizabeth Piper. May is due to bring a European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill before parliament in the week beginning 3 June, but the spokesman said on […]

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May tries to break #Brexit deadlock with offer of ‘new deal’

May tries to break #Brexit deadlock with offer of ‘new deal’

| May 22, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May set out a “new deal” on Tuesday (21 May) for Britain’s departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit, write William James and Elizabeth Piper. Three years after Britain voted to leave the […]

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EU to remain important strategic partner for #Kazakhstan after election

EU to remain important strategic partner for #Kazakhstan after election

| May 22, 2019

Kazakhstan’s presidential election in June is an important milestone in the country’s democratic development. This was highlighted by Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Belgium, Aigul Kuspan, at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday, 14 May. “Kazakhstan is going through very important changes now, which are meant to continue the construction of our nation in a democratic […]

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An educational test for China’s #Uyghur

An educational test for China’s #Uyghur

| May 22, 2019

Qiemo County, is in the Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China, part of the Southern Silk Route. In 2014 the Chinese government started a program that tried to ‘sinocize’  the non-Han population living in Qiemo County, by incentivising mixed marriage. The plan introduced an allowance that was issued to any mixed couples living in the […]

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