EU 'have done all in our power' for orderly Brexit: Juncker

EU ‘have done all in our power’ for orderly Brexit: Juncker

By AFPMore by this Author European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker insisted Tuesday the EU had done “all in our power” to ensure an orderly Brexit, but said the bloc would await British parliamentary approval for a new divorce deal before ratifying it. Expressing regret that Britain planned to leave the EU on October 31, Juncker […]

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Brexit: Scottish court rejects bid to suspend Boris Johnson's deal as 'unlawful'

Brexit: Scottish court rejects bid to suspend Boris Johnson’s deal as ‘unlawful’

A Scottish judge has rejected a move by Remain campaigners to suspend Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal deal. The legal challenge argued the proposed deal negotiated with the EU breached UK law by leaving Northern Ireland in a separate customs arrangement to the rest of the country. But Government lawyers defended the deal and claimed the […]

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Boris Johnson leads his weary people to the unpromised land | Politics

Northern Ireland was so last year. At the Democratic Unionist party’s conference in November 2018, Boris Johnson had said no British Conservative government could sign up to regulatory checks and customs controls down the Irish Sea. To do so would be to put the whole of the union at risk. But midway through the morning, […]

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'It has to be now': Jean-Claude Juncker claims EU won't further delay Brexit – video

European commission president puts pressure on British MPs to pass new Brexit deal by pouring doubt on the possibility of any further extension. Arriving in Bruseels for the EU summit, Juncker said there was no argument for further delay Juncker seeks to sell Brexit deal by ‘ruling out’ further delay Continue reading… Source link

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Brexit talks fail to yield breakthrough with timely deal feared ‘impossible’ | Politics

Brexit talks fail to yield breakthrough with timely deal feared ‘impossible’ | Politics

A breakthrough in the Brexit talks has failed to materialise after a weekend of intensive negotiations, with European Union capitals concluding that it may now be impossible for the UK to leave the EU by 31 October with a deal. In a briefing to EU ambassadors on Sunday evening, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

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EU ready to grant Brexit extension in run-up to key summit | Politics

EU ready to grant Brexit extension in run-up to key summit | Politics

Jean-Claude Juncker has talked up the prospects of a Brexit extension beyond 31 October as EU officials downplayed the chances of a breakthrough in time for this week’s crunch summit. As talks on Johnson’s latest Brexit proposals continued in Brussels, the European commission president said he would back a prolongation of the UK’s membership if […]

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Turkey does not have our blessing for Syria offensive: World leaders

Turkey does not have our blessing for Syria offensive: World leaders

By AFPMore by this Author World governments reacted with concern Wednesday after Turkey launched a military offensive on Kurdish forces in northern Syria, while the UN Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the assault. Here are some of the initial comments following the start of the attack, called “Operation Peace Spring”. […]

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Brexit: EU slam Boris Johnson's 'blame game' as negotiations become 'very difficult'

Brexit: EU slam Boris Johnson’s ‘blame game’ as negotiations become ‘very difficult’

European Union leaders have slammed Boris Johnson for attempting to play a ” blame game” – but said that the door is still open to a Brexit deal, if Britain is willing to shift its position. It came after Downing St sources stunned the EU and European Capitals by saying that they thought a deal […]

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EU calls on Boris Johnson to publish Brexit plan in full | Politics

EU calls on Boris Johnson to publish Brexit plan in full | Politics

Jean-Claude Juncker has called on the British government to publish its Brexit plan in full after Boris Johnson was accused by Ireland’s prime minister of misleading parliament over the impact on the Irish border. The move came on a dramatic day during which Johnson’s hopes of securing a deal by the time of a crunch […]

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