Brexit

    • 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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    • May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third consecutive time on Friday, leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of the deal has left it totally unclear how, when or even whether Britain will leave the EU, and plunges the three-year Brexit crisis to a deeper level of uncertainty.

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    • Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit process last week leaned further towards abyss as PM Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her EU divorce deal with an offer to quit, while parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, news wires reported. In a last-ditch bid to win over eurosceptic rebels, May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passed, but many were unmoved and the Northern Irish party said it would reject the deal again.

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    • British PM Theresa May vows to resign

      British PM Theresa May vows to resign

      British Prime Minister Theresa May played her last card on Wednesday, promising UK lawmakers that she will step down "earlier than intended" in case her divorce deal from the European Union is ratified. May's offer came as parliament tried - and ultimately failed - to find a consensus on any of eight alternative 'Plan Bs' to the Brexit withdrawal deal May has done with the European Union. The Commons is due to try again on Monday unless May can get her deal through parliament in the meantime.

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