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[Ticker] Ambassador: UK Poles should ‘seriously considering’ leaving

Poland's ambassador to the UK, Arkady Rzegocki, has written a letter to the 830,000 or so Poles living in the UK inviting them to go home because the Polish economy was doing well and because Brexit posed questions on their ability to remain in Britain...

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[Ticker] Trump’s UK ambassador stirs up anti-EU feeling

British people "didn't need a lecture from anybody on how to run their country  ... and that includes Brussels" because the UK once "built the greatest empire" in the world and "held off the Nazis", Woody Johnson, the US ambassador in London, said Tuesday. His WW2 references echoed British eurosceptic rhetoric on "standing up to Europe". US president Donald Trump has also praised Brexit and verbally mauled the European Union.

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[Ticker] Brexit chaos is lesson to other EU states, ECB governor says

British chaos over Brexit has dampened other member states' potential appetite for leaving Europe, Villeroy de Galhau, a French governor of the European Central Bank (ECB), said Tuesday. "It is a gratitude we have to the British today," he said at an e...

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Revanchist Russia continues to rewrite European history

The Soviet Union never invaded Poland in World War Two, Russia claimed, in a new version of history with disturbing implications for modern times.

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[Opinion] How EU trains discriminate against the disabled

EU law requires us to give two days' notice to get the assistance we need, even for our daily commutes. We can't travel like everyone else. It is frustrating, annoying and time-consuming. In short, it is unacceptable.

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[Ticker] EU condemns Israel’s latest land grab

The European Union on Tuesday condemned Israel's latest move to approve a new settlement, currently an outpost, in the Jordan Valley. The Israeli decision follows recent announcements about the possible annexation of the valley and the northern Dead Se...

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[Ticker] Scotland to keep some laws aligned with EU after Brexit

Scotlands will keep domestic rules aligned with EU law, even if forced to leave as part of Brexit, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said in Potsdam, Germany, on Tuesday, where she received the M100 Sanssouci media award. A recently-tabled continuity bill...

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[Ticker] Spain to hold fresh election in November

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday announced another general election, the fourth in four years, following his failed attempts to cobble together a government with enough support from the parliament. "It has been impossible to compl...

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[Ticker] Turkey ups pressure on visa-free entry into EU

Turkey's pro-government Anadolu Agency reported that president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is stepping up internal pressure to meet the criteria for the process of visa-liberalisation dialogue with the European Union. "In order to ensure the completion of vis...

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[Ticker] Tusk praises Balkan bid for EU accession

EU outgoing council president Donald Tusk on Tuesday said the EU should back accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. He praised North Macedonia's efforts on migration, relations with Bulgaria, and efforts to end a bitter name dispute with Gre...

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[Column] These are the crunch issues for the 2019-2024 EU commission

These developments will largely determine who will be running the world in the coming decades and perhaps generations. If the Europeans can't find an answer over the five years, they will be toast. And we haven't even mentioned climate change.

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[Ticker] Apple and Ireland appeal €13bn EU tax ruling

Apple, supported by Ireland, challenged on Tuesday in the EU General Court in Luxembourg the EU commission's 2016 ruling that obliged the tech company to pay €13bn in taxes to Ireland. This figure "defies reality and common sense", Apple said. The EU argued that Ireland allowed Apple to take advantage over other companies located in the country. Any further appeal would go to the EU Court of Justice.

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