Member States


    • May's huge defeat leaves UK in chaos

      May's huge defeat leaves UK in chaos

      The UK headed for a political chaos after last Tuesday PM Theresa May suffered the biggest ever defeat by a sitting government with MPs rejecting her EU withdrawal agreement, but a day later survived a no confidence vote. Lawmakers voted 432-202 against her deal triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.

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    • French cabinet triggers emergency plan to be ready for no-deal Brexit

      French cabinet triggers emergency plan to be ready for no-deal Brexit

      France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with a possible “hard Brexit”, which includes €50m of investments to assist ports and airports, news wires reported. PM Edouard Philippe triggered on Thursday his emergency plan to prepare France for a no-deal Brexit, judging this possibility “to be less and less unlikely” after the rejection of the European Union exit deal by the British Parliament.

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    • May survives no confidence vote despite failure

      May survives no confidence vote despite failure

      Theresa May remains as Prime Minister after her government won tonight the confidence vote, tabled by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn 24 hours ago. Her victory, however, is quite a bitter one - 306 MPs out of a total of 650 voted against her, demonstrating once again the deep division in Westminster. And those 325 that supported her were all members either of her party or allies from the Northern Ireland Unionist Party, which only proves that Tories, although unhappy with the PM, do not want to risk losing their political power in possible general elections.

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    • Sweden likely to keep Lofven as PM

      Sweden likely to keep Lofven as PM

      Sweden’s Social Democratic Leader Stefan Lofven is highly expected to be chosen prime minister for another four years in power after convincing the Swedish Left Party to support his new centrist government. Lofven already has the backing of the Centre, Liberals and Greens, bringing together parties from the centre-left and center-right blocs. But after two days of talks, Left Party Leader Jonas Sjostedt also said he would back Lofven’s new coalition, giving the former welder the numbers he needs to be elected to a second term in a vote on Friday.

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    • May suffers heavy defeat during crucial Brexit vote

      May suffers heavy defeat during crucial Brexit vote

      Prime Minister Theresa May suffered the largest defeat for a sitting government in history after the House of Commons rejected with a majority of 230 her Brexit plan. According to British media MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal. What is even worse for May's current position as a PM - 118 Tory lawmakers joined with opposition parties and voted against her which now creates a political vacuum in the Brexit process, with no firm certainty as to what might happen next.

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    • Security staff strike blocks German airports

      Security staff strike blocks German airports

      Flights across Germany faced huge delays on Tuesday as security staff at airports conducted an 18-hour strike over pay. Officials at largest airport Frankfurt International have cancelled 570 of a planned 1,200 arrivals and departures. The airports in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Hannover, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle, Dortmund and Erfurt were also affected

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    • Gdansk mayor dies after stabbing

      Gdansk mayor dies after stabbing

      Pawel Adamowicz, 53, the mayor of Gdansk, who was stabbed several times on Sunday evening during a high-profile annual charity drive in the northern Polish city, has died of his wounds in the hospital. This was confirmed by both the police spokesperson and the surgeons, treating the mayor at University Clinical Centre.

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    • Macron launches national debate to  calm down Yellow vest protests

      Macron launches national debate to calm down Yellow vest protests

      French President Emmanuel Macron launches a three-month national debate he hopes can calm down the “yellow vest” protests, news wires reported. He addressed a letter to the French on Sunday in which he pledged to listen to their ideas, but he stuck to his core economic reform agenda. Macron’s initiative comes after nine weeks of anti-government uprising that has wreaked havoc in Paris and French cities, shaken the economy and challenged his authority.

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