September 22, 2019

Boris Johnson says EU has had ‘bellyful’ of Brexit process

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The EU has had “a bellyful” of the Brexit process and wants to get a deal, Boris Johnson has told the BBC. He told Laura Kuenssberg it was “fed up with endless delays” and wanted to move onto the next phase of trade talks. Brexit would happen on 31 October, he insisted, despite a new […]

UK Brexit: ‘Election in October’ if MPs block no deal

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From BBC The government is expected to table a motion to hold a general election on 14 October if it is defeated by MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday. Boris Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be “impossible” if they won. Tory rebels are joining […]

UK: Parliament suspension: Queen approves PM’s plan

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From BBC Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”. But it means the time MPs have to pass […]

Brexit: EU migration rules ‘to end straight after no-deal’

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From BBC The UK government has said EU free movement rules will end immediately if there is a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Theresa May had considered phasing out the rules if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, but those plans have now been dropped. The change would affect the rights of EU […]

UK: Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy ‘unacceptable’ – EU negotiator

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From BBC Top European officials have rebuffed the Brexit policy of Boris Johnson after his first speech to UK MPs. The new prime minister said he was committed to “getting rid” of the Irish border backstop, which has long been a bone of contention in negotiations. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said removing […]

UK: Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

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From BBC Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he […]

EU announces additional aid for Latin America and the Caribbean

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From New Europe EU By ep|neonline The European Commission has announced on 23 July a new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million to protect the vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region from natural disasters. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters, €2.5 million for projects addressing violence, […]

UK: Tory leadership race – contenders clash over Brexit

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From BBC Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Leadership hopefuls appeared before a studio audience at a debate hosted by Channel 4 News […]

EBA raises ‘serious concerns’ over Malta’s financial regulator

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From International Investment The EU’s banking regulator said it has “serious concerns” on the effectiveness of the Malta Financial Services Authority’s supervision of financial institutions in the country but it did not find evidence that EU laws were breached. “With regard to the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), which is the competent authority responsible for […]

EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels’ top job

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From BBC Signs of disagreement have emerged between France and Germany as EU leaders meet following elections that shifted the balance in parliament. The talks are a chance to assess the new political landscape and consider candidates for the EU’s top jobs. But the leaders of France and Germany have already suggested different figures to […]