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Brexit deadline October 31

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11.4.2019 – European Union leaders agreed to delay the deadline for Britain’s departure from the bloc until October 31, with a review at the end of June, EU diplomats and officials said today. European Council President Donald Tusk met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to present the extension plan. May had asked for Brexit day [...]

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Provisional agreement on visa-free travel

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3.4.2019 – The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposal to grant UK nationals visa-free travel to the EU after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This means that UK nationals will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of [...]

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Theresa May reaches out to opposition

Theresa May Holds Press Conference After All-day Cabinet Meeting

2.4.2019  – The UK prime minister says she will sit down with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to try to find a joint way out of Brexit impasse.heresa May cannot deliver Brexit with the support of her own party. So she’s going to try to deliver it with the support of Jeremy Corbyn instead. In [...]

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EU leaders agreed to postpone Brexit day

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22.3.2019 -  EU leaders proposed two new dates— April 12 and May 22 — that will determine the course of the U.K.’s departure. Both new dates in the EU plan come with conditions, but in either event the original March 29 deadline — the so-called cliff-edge by which Britain would leave the bloc with or [...]

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Can a “No-Deal” Brexit Be Avoided?

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British Prime Minister Theresa May’s party is divided, her cabinet is split, and perhaps half its members are jostling to succeed her. To ensure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union, her government has only one option. It is a near-tragedy that the United States and the United Kingdom – the two countries most identified [...]

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“No” for Brexit in UK

British Prime Minister Arrives In Brussels Ahead Of Brexit Summit

15.1.2019 – British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a record-breaking 230 votes, shrouding the U.K.’s path out of the European Union with doubt. The vote in the House of Commons — 432 against and 202 for — means that the Withdrawal Agreement struck between May’s government and the EU in November [...]

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Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Action Plan in specific sectors

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19.12.2018 – The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels [...]

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UK can withdraw Brexit notification, says EJC

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10.12.2018 – The result will provide a boost to campaigners for a second vote on EU membership. The European Court of Justice ruled today that the U.K. can unilaterally withdraw its notification to leave the European Union without the permission of other EU countries. The ruling in the case — which was brought by a [...]

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Brexit next phase

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8.12.2017-The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It is now for the European Council (Article 50) on 15 December 2017 to decide if sufficient progress has been made, allowing [...]

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Moving agencies to Paris and Amsterdam

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20.11.2017-The EU 27 ministers selected Paris, France, as the new seat for the European Banking Authority (EBA). The selection took place in the margins of the General Affairs Council (Article 50), in accordance with the procedure endorsed by the EU 27 heads of State and Government on 22 June 2017. The European Banking Authority (EBA) [...]

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Brexit at the first phase

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3.10.2017-Both President Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Article 50 negotiations, debriefed the Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom. In his speech, President Juncker referred to Prime Minster May’s speech in Florence as “conciliatory,” underlining that work [...]

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the UK notification

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“So, here it is, six pages: the notification from Prime Minister Theresa May, triggering Article 50 and formally starting the negotiations of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels, nor in London. After all, most Europeans, including almost half [...]

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A British Tragedy in One Act

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OXFORD – Thursday night is said to have been momentous for those who campaigned to leave the European Union and turn Britain’s back on the twenty-first century. On that, at least, I can agree. As Cicero wrote: “O wretched and unhappy was that day.” The decision to leave the EU will dominate British national life [...]

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