Brexit

    • Tusk dreams of Brexit U-turn

      Tusk dreams of Brexit U-turn

      EU Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday called on for the “dream” that Britain might give up on leaving the EU not to be dismissed and urged politicians not to let exhaustion with Brexit talks make for a hasty exit. He was responding to a statement by one national leader who had warned “dreamers” not to think “Brexit could be reversed”, news wires reported.

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    • UK falls straight into its own trap

      UK falls straight into its own trap

      British PM Theresa May has written on Friday to European Council President Donald Tusk, asking the EU for a further Brexit delay to 30 June, news wires reported. The prime minister has said she was still hopeful of leaving the bloc earlier and asked for the right for the UK to exit if a withdrawal deal is approved by parliament in that time. But she said the UK would prepare to field candidates in EU elections, in case they do not reach agreement.

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    • Lofven: Weakened principles, weakened voice

      Lofven: Weakened principles, weakened voice

      Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, on Wednesday. In his adress to MEPs the PM touched on topics such as political values, migration policies, EU's long-term budget, climate change targets and the Brexit crisis.

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    • Juncker: No more short Brexit delays unless deal approval by 12 April

      Juncker: No more short Brexit delays unless deal approval by 12 April

      The EU will not grant Britain another short delay to Brexit if UK lawmakers fail to ratify the stalled divorce agreement by 12 April, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs on Wednesday, news wires reported. EP debated Brexit situation with Juncker after British PM Theresa May announced on Tuesday evening that she would request a second Brexit delay beyond the current cliff-edge date of 12 April.

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    • UK nationals to be exempt from EU visa for short stays

      UK nationals to be exempt from EU visa for short stays

      UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK, EP Civil Liberties Committee voted on Wednesday. MEPs finally backed a compromise with the Council on the proposal for a visa waiver for UK citizens once their country withdraws from the EU.

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    • May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      British PM Theresa May will ask for another Brexit delay and meanwhile will try to sit down with the opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock over Britain’s EU exit, news wires reported. Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in a shock referendum result, it is still unclear how, when or if it will ever indeed quit the Union.

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