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2007, 2018

EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

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Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

2007, 2018

[Agenda] Juncker White House trip trumps the agenda This WEEK

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"Improving transatlantic trade and forging a stronger economic partnership" will be the focus of discussions in the White House. In Brussels, migration will be back on the table.

2007, 2018

[Ticker] Libyan PM rejects EU migrant camps idea

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Libya is "absolutely opposed" to the EU's idea to establish camps there for people who cannot claim asylum in Europe, Libyan prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj said Friday. In an interview to Germany's Bild newspaper, he said his country saved "thousands o...

2007, 2018

Italian populists try to sink EU migrant mission

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Italy is stepping up its campaign to stop EU warships and other rescue vessels from taking migrants to its ports.

2007, 2018

[Ticker] Italy’s Salvini to sue critical anti-mafia writer

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Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini said he will sue Roberto Saviano, a best-selling writer exposing the Camorra mafia, who has criticised the League leader's hardline migration policy. Salvini said he filed a defamation suit against Sav...

2007, 2018

[Ticker] EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help with wildfires

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France, Germany, Italy, and Lithuania are among EU countries that have sent help to Sweden, which is battling its worst wildfire season, triggered by the extreme heatwave across the Nordic region. Several countries have sent aircraft to help with putti...

2007, 2018

[Ticker] British ex-commissioner’s jobs called into question

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Britain's former EU commissioner Lord Hill is facing calls for an inquiry after taking up six roles with multinational companies since leaving office, the Guardian reported. Hill resigned as commissioner after the Brexit referendum. Transparency campai...

2007, 2018

[Ticker] May to tell EU to drop Irish border ‘backstop’ idea

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British prime minister Theresa May is to tell the EU it should drop its position on the Irish border solution of creating a so-called 'backstop' (aligning Northern Ireland with EU rules) and "evolve" their position to break the deadlock in Brexit talks...

1907, 2018

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

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The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

1907, 2018

[Ticker] Trump threatens EU over Google fine

By |July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on [Ticker] Trump threatens EU over Google fine

US president Donald Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that the EU has "truly taken advantage of the US, but not for long!" He was reacting to the €4.34bn fine imposed on Google by the European Commission on Wednesday for abusing its market position in mobile phone operating systems. "I told you so!" he tweeted, saying that the tech company was "one of our great companies".

1907, 2018

[Ticker] Spain withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan separatists

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Spain's Supreme Court withdrew on Thursday its European arrest warrant against former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and five other politicians who left Spain last year. Last week the Schleswig-Holstein regional court had ruled that Puigde...

1907, 2018

[Ticker] EU readies counter-measures on possible US car tariffs

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The EU is preparing a list of counter-measures to possible US tariffs on European cars, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday, a week before she and the EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travel to Washington for trade talks with US president Donald Trump. The EU has already imposed tariffs worth €2.8bn on US products as a counter-measure to US tariffs on steel and aluminium.

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