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[Ticker] EU would not oppose extending Brexit talks, Juncker said

No EU state would oppose a British demand for an extension of Brexit talks beyond the March 29 cut-off date, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung Monday. "Any decision to ask for more time lies with th...

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[Ticker] Juncker expects Trump not to impose new car tariffs

US president Donald Trump promised European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker that he would not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker said in an interview in German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung Monday. Trump could...

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[Ticker] Former EU official sentenced for office rape

Belgian judges sentenced a former European Commission official to four years in prison on Monday for raping a junior member of his own staff in 2015, Belgian broadcaster RTL reports. M.R., a 51-year old former director of the commission's transport dep...

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[Ticker] Poland ‘boxing in higher league’, its PM says

"Poland is becoming ever stronger. The Middle East conference is a sign we're ... boxing in a higher-league. Of course, you can also get hit there," Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish daily Rzeczpospolita late Monday after a summit fi...

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[Ticker] Brexit is wake-up call, Macron to warn in Europe speech

French president Emmanuel Macron will describe Brexit as a wake-up call in a speech at the end of February or beginning of March, outlining how Europe must be more assertive in the face of rival world powers, Reuters reports. Macron will focus on promo...

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[Ticker] Brexit talks to continue this week over Irish backstop

Brexit talks will continue this week, the UK's Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay said on Monday following talks with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier. British attorney general Geoffrey Cox, who emerged as a key player in Brexit talks, will set o...

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[Opinion] Trump right for once: Europe should take back foreign fighters

EU countries and US should take every opportunity to shrink the group of wandering Islamist fighters in the Middle East and neighbouring regions.

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[Interview] EU should clarify rules for plant burgers and lab meat

Chatham House research fellow Laura Wellesley discusses her new report, which looked at how alternative meat products are regulated. 'It's not about everybody becoming vegan,' she said.

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[Ticker] Visegrad countries meeting with Israel called off

A meeting of the central European Visegrad group countries scheduled to start on Monday in Israel has been cancelled after Poland pulled out. Bilateral discussions willl take place instead. The cancellation came after the acting Israeli foreign ministe...

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Italian populists could be second biggest force in EU parliament

The next EU parliament will better reflect the political reality in member states: more populists, and fewer traditional, centrist MEPs, according to new data.

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[Ticker] EU ministers call climate change ‘direct and existential threat’

"Climate change is a direct and existential threat, which will spare no country," the EU's foreign ministers said in a text adopted on Monday. All EU countries signed off on the text, including coal-reliant countries like Poland. They also noted that "...

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[Ticker] Seven MPs leave Britain’s Labour Party

Seven British MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at the party leader Jeremy Corbyn's handling of Brexit and the party being increasingly perceived as antisemitic. The seven will not form a new party or join any other party. Leaving MP M...

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