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UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: ‘No Brexit Bill, No Trade Talks’

UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: ‘No Brexit Bill, No Trade Talks’

“We can only start talking about a new EU-UK relationship if sufficient progress has been achieved in the three main withdrawal areas: citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and the border issue on the island of Ireland.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

British Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed with her husband Philip on holiday in Italy on Tuesday, the first leg of a three week summer holiday.

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UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

Brexit negotiations continue. The City of London is still rich, still semi-detached from the rest of the UK – but it’s running a little scared.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Soros, EU Planning to ‘Muslimized Europe’: Viktor Orban

HUNGARY POLITICS: Soros, EU Planning to ‘Muslimized Europe’: Viktor Orban

”The only network which operates in mafia ways, which is not transparent… in Hungary is the Soros network,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU to US: Sanction Russia, Face ‘Unintended Consequences’

EUROPE POLITICS: EU to US: Sanction Russia, Face ‘Unintended Consequences’

“We understand that the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations,” read the statement in reference to a last month bill passed by US Senate.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU, UK Disagree on 22 of 44 Issues on Brexit Talks

EUROPE POLITICS: EU, UK Disagree on 22 of 44 Issues on Brexit Talks

Britain and the European Union have failed to reach an agreement on the future rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe after Brexit. The EU and UK Brexit teams failed to reach an agreement on 22

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IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

More than 500,000 Irish passports were issued between January and June, with about 100,000 going to residents of Britain and Northern Ireland.

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UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

Untangling decades of complex legal ties between Britain and EU seen as one of the most difficult technical challenges of enacting Brexit vote.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

“Brexit’s impact on United Kingdom future will be profound and unpredictable. At the moment, the internal politics are pretty toxic,” Michael Jay said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

“We call for national debate on Brexit. We ask our fellow citizens, and our politicians, to think again. It is time to call a halt to Brexit,” a letter said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

Reality shows that two lines of Nord Stream 2 enter German spot market refilling it with 55 billion cubic meters of gas due to new capacities.

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

Liberal Democrats mocked UK Brexit minister David Davis for “skulking back to the UK after just half a day.”

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament (EP)’s Brexit coordinator, said losing majority in the June 8 election was a “rejection” of May’s hard Brexit plan and now the opposition should also join the negotiations.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Uncertainty Hurting Investment: Hammond

UK POLITICS: Brexit Uncertainty Hurting Investment: Hammond

“It is absolutely clear businesses where they have discretion over investment, where they can hold off, are doing so – you can understand why,” Hammond told BBC on Sunday.

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UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

Hammond: “I think you’ll find the cabinet rallying around a position that maximises our negotiating leverage and gets the best possible deal for Britain.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

“For many people including myself something changed when Britons want to leave, we were worried about the outcome of elections in France,” Merkel to voters.

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UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

“European leaders from my discussions are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement,” Tony Blair said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Brexit Does Not Happen: Blair

UK POLITICS: ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Brexit Does Not Happen: Blair

“I think public opinion is moving on it,” Tony Blair said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

Theresa May Brexit minister, veteran anti-EU campaigner David Davis is expected to meet Barnier, a French former cabinet minister, at European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters on Monday morning.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Acknowledges Financial Obligations to EU After Brexit

UK POLITICS: Britain Acknowledges Financial Obligations to EU After Brexit

Britain’s exit liabilities — estimated by the EU to stand at up to €100bn gross — were proving one of the biggest flashpoints.

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