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#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

| September 16, 2019

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday (14 September) to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures, write Ilona Wissenbach and Joseph Nasr of Reuters. Police in Frankfurt said some 15,000, […]

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EU invests in modern #TramFleet in #Dresden

EU invests in modern #TramFleet in #Dresden

| September 2, 2019

The EU is investing €102.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund to buy 30 new tram vehicles for the city of Dresden, Saxony, by December 2021. This project will increase the capacity of the network and make it accessible to people with disabilities. Dresden’s current population of 550,000 should indeed reach almost 600,000 by 2040 […]

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Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

| August 22, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (22 August) try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal, write William James and Michel Rose. In his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a month ago, Johnson is […]

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Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

| August 22, 2019

Protesters cried “stop Brexit” as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived for talks with Angela Merkel at the German Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday (21 August), writes William James. When asked by reporters if he was hopeful of a Brexit deal, Johnson did not answer.

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Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

Merkel: With imagination, #IrishBackstop issue can be solved in 30 days

| August 22, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday (21 August) that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber. The so-called backstop, which Johnson […]

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EU-27 ready for all #Brexit scenarios, German Finance Minister Scholz says

EU-27 ready for all #Brexit scenarios, German Finance Minister Scholz says

| August 19, 2019

The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain’s planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (pictured) said on Twitter on Friday (16 August), after meeting his British counterpart Sajid Javid, writes Thomas Seythal. “The EU-27 stands united and is ready for all scenarios. The best and only […]

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Parliament cannot stop #Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

Parliament cannot stop #Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

| August 19, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one, writes Kate Holton. In his first trip abroad as leader, Johnson is due to meet […]

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