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May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

Theresa May’s keynote Brexit speech in Florence failed to make front page headlines on the continent. The Prime Minister addressed leaders on Friday to urge creativity on exit from the EU and sought to offer reassurance on EU citizens’ rights and future...
Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron 23 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron...
Brexit fuels smuggling fears on the Irish border

Brexit fuels smuggling fears on the Irish border

The UK’s plan to leave the Customs Union has fuelled fears of an upsurge in smuggling on the Irish border. Different tax regimes on either side of it for the first time could increase the opportunity for illegal profit-making. It is a serious concern for Fianna...

Juncker: Britons will 'soon regret' Brexit

The European Commission President has said Britons will “soon regret” Brexit during a state of the union address in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker added Europe would “always regret” the Brexit vote, but insisted that “we will keep moving,...
Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

Tony Blair is calling for tougher immigration policies to take back control of Britain’s borders without the UK having to leave the European Union. The former prime minister has put his name to a report calling for tighter domestic controls and the negotiation...
Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks

Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks

Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks 28 August 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit...
Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Brexit: Keep single market for transition period – Labour 27 August 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the...
Brexit fuels jobs surge (just not in the UK)

Brexit fuels jobs surge (just not in the UK)

Brexit will finally deliver the jobs boom that has been promised – just not in the UK. According to a new report, some 80,000 jobs will be created in Frankfurt because of the expected relocation of financial and banking services from London after the UK leaves the EU....
Brexit report sets out Irish unity proposal

Brexit report sets out Irish unity proposal

Irish Brexit report sets out united Ireland proposal 2 August 2017 From the section Northern Ireland comments Image copyright oireachtas Image caption The report is the first by an Irish government committee on how to achieve the peaceful unity of Ireland, said...
Cities battle to host EU agencies after Brexit

Cities battle to host EU agencies after Brexit

European cities are battling to become the new home to two highly prized EU agencies that are pulling out of London due to Brexit. Countries have until midnight to enter a race to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which...
EU negotiator: Possible delay to Brexit talks

EU negotiator: Possible delay to Brexit talks

Talks between London and Brussels on their future relationship are not likely to start in October due to lack of progress on key divorce issue, the top EU negotiator has said. Michel Barnier briefed ambassadors from the EU27 – the countries that will remain in...

US airlines in Brexit warning over flights

America’s leading airlines are warning that flights could be grounded if the UK leaves the EU’s Open Skies agreement without negotiating a new deal. Nicholas Calio, president and chief executive of Airlines for America, told Sky News’ Ian King Live...
German business bosses' Brexit warning for PM

German business bosses' Brexit warning for PM

German business leaders have warned Theresa May it will be “extraordinarily difficult” to protect UK industry in Brexit negotiations. The leaders of two of the country’s main business organisations have cast doubt on claims Germany’s...
Imagine: EU chief channels Lennon on Brexit

Imagine: EU chief channels Lennon on Brexit

The President of the European Council is channelling John Lennon with his views on Brexit. In a news conference ahead of the European Summit in Brussels, Donald Tusk volunteered his thoughts on the prospect of the UK remaining in the European Union. “Some of my...
Brexit and security loom large at EU summit

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit By Laurence Peter BBC News, Brussels 22 June 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeaders of the 28 member states have plenty to discuss during the two-day summit, Elaine...
Brexit 'started as internal Tory party dispute'

Brexit 'started as internal Tory party dispute'

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator says the Tory government needs to realise leaving the EU affects the whole of the UK. Guy Verhofstadt said he believes the move to quit the EU began as an internal dispute in the Conservative Party rather being...
Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit plan

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit plan

Angela Merkel has said she assumes Britain will stick to its Brexit negotiation plan after the shock election results. Speaking in Mexico City, Germany’s Chancellor said she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain’s separation from the European...
Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations

Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations

European Council president Donald Tusk has congratulated Theresa May – after earlier warning Britain about failing to start official Brexit talks on time. Following a hung parliament in the snap election she called, Mrs May has said she plans to form a minority...
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