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No further Brexit talks planned, despite May’s pleas

EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

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EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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Orban and other PMs spread fake news, says Juncker

European Commission president said EU leaders should also look at their own responsibility in spreading disinformation.

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[Ticker] EU leaders endorse creation of eurozone budget

EU leaders endorsed a French plan to create a eurozone budget on Friday at their summit in Brussels. The budget, which will be aimed only at improving competitiveness and supporting convergence, will be part of the EU's long-term budget starting in 202...

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[Agenda] Fishing quota and no-deal Brexit preparation This WEEK

The last working week before Christmas will see a flurry of ministerial activity in Brussels, with debates on agriculture, fisheries, energy, and environment.

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Kosovo has right to own army, Germany and US say

Germany and the US have defended Kosovo's "sovereign right" to create an army, despite Serbia's abhorrence of the move.

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[Ticker] Selmayr has no comment on MEPs’ call to resign

The European Commission's secretary-general Martin Selmayr did not want to comment yet on a European Parliament's resolution calling for his resignation. "Not today," he told EUobserver when asked to comment, after Friday's EU summit ended. On Thursday...

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[Ticker] May had ‘robust’ discussion with Juncker

UK prime minister Theresa May said that she and EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker had a "robust discussion" on Friday. "I think that's the sort of discussion you are able to have when you've developed a working relationship and you work well ...

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[Ticker] UK to continue talks on EU ‘assurances’

UK prime minister Theresa May said Friday that talks with the EU will continue on Brexit. "My discussions with colleagues today have shown that further clarification and discussions ... is in fact possible," she said. "There is work still to do. We wil...

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[Ticker] EU invests €20m in AI software for self-driving cars

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €20m loan to Hungarian company AImotive, the European Commission announced Friday. The money will be spent on research and development of artificial intelligence software for self-driving vehicles. The commission believes the EU should prepare for self-driving cars. "I'm glad we are doing this in Central Europe, where the automotive industry has a long history of success," said EIB vice-president Vazil Hudak.

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[Ticker] Belgian PM ‘not optimistic’, urges ‘no deal’ Brexit preparedness

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said on Friday that he was "not optimistic" that the UK parliament would agree with the EU-UK Brexit deal. "A no-deal is a possibility, so we need to work hard to prepare," he said. Michel added British PM Theresa ...

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[Ticker] Romanian president expects no Brexit summit in January

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis said Friday he did not expect the EU would have to organise a January summit on Brexit, as some EU diplomats mulled. "No, I do not expect it. We expect a positive vote from the British parliament, not a summit," said I...

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