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#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will make what has been trailed as a transformative speech in Florence today. Having moved the furniture on the deck, taking Olly Robbins into Number 10, held a marathon cabinet meeting – no doubt with the aim of getting the awkward squad on board – and delayed already hard-pressed negotiations for […]

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#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, addressed both houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) today (20 September). Verhofstadt told members of parliament that the European Parliament will never allow Ireland to suffer because of the British decision to leave the EU. This, he said, was a firm commitment from the European Parliament, as well as one from the […]

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#Brexit reshuffle solves one problem but creates a host of others

#Brexit reshuffle solves one problem but creates a host of others

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jill Rutter, Programme Director for the Institute for Government in the UK, has written a blog on what the Olly Robbins move to No. 10 means? Rutter argues that the team need stability and clear lines of authority. To paraphrase Kissinger – who does Europe call if it wants to speak to the UK on Brexit? […]

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#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (21 September) the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU’s trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be – an instrument for growth that benefits European companies […]

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#Brexit – petition for direct communication to all citizens

#Brexit – petition for direct communication to all citizens

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently presented a petition to European Parliament’s Petitions Committee on behalf of all the citizens of all 28 member states. My aim is to identify the best possible process for citizens when any member state leaves the EU. I believe such a process should be carried out in accordance with universal human rights and […]

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#Brexit: Insurer XL Group chooses Dublin as preferred location for its EU insurance carrier

#Brexit: Insurer XL Group chooses Dublin as preferred location for its EU insurance carrier

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

XL Group Ltd, global insurer and reinsurer, today (19 September) announced its plans to move its principal European Union insurance company, XL Insurance Company from the UK to Ireland in 2018 in response to Brexit, subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement came following a meeting between An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar and XL […]

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#Brexit: Scottish Government says devolution must be defended.

#Brexit: Scottish Government says devolution must be defended.

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Scottish Government cannot recommend the Scottish Parliament give its consent to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in its current form, the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell has told MSPs. In a statement at Holyrood, Mr Russell set out the Government’s opposition to the Bill’s proposals to transfer responsibility for […]

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