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UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

“We shall take time to consider the matter and give our judgements as quickly as possible,” Lord Chief Justice John Thomas, Britain’s most senior judge.

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ITALY: Obama Hails Matteo Renzi’s Reforms, Criticises EU Austerity

ITALY: Obama Hails Matteo Renzi’s Reforms, Criticises EU Austerity

US President Barack Obama says, Renzi “recognises the need to make the investments necessary to sustain growth and jobs and increase opportunities.”

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UK: Britain Cannot Revoke EU Divorce Once Begun, Government’s Top Lawyer Says

UK: Britain Cannot Revoke EU Divorce Once Begun, Government’s Top Lawyer Says

Attorney General Jeremy Wright told the High Court that a notification invoking Article 50 – probably with a letter from May – was irrevocable.

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SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Says Scotland Can Stay In European Single Market

SCOTLAND: Sturgeon Says Scotland Can Stay In European Single Market

Ms Sturgeon warned if UK government did not allow, or it was not possible for Scotland to remain in single market, a fresh vote on independence was likely.

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UK: Brexit Vote Had No Constitutional Substance – Lawyers

UK: Brexit Vote Had No Constitutional Substance – Lawyers

“It was an advisory referendum, no more than that,” David Pannick told the High Court on Thursday.

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AUSTRIA: Germany, Austria Support Emergency EU Border Checks

AUSTRIA: Germany, Austria Support Emergency EU Border Checks

Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Austria have the emergency border checks in place.

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UK: ‘Britain’s EU Divorce Won’t Be Acrimonious’ – Boris Johnson

UK: ‘Britain’s EU Divorce Won’t Be Acrimonious’ – Boris Johnson

Foreign minister Boris Johnson, “It’s not going to be like that, it’s going to be the development of a new European partnership between Britain and the EU.”

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UK: Britain May Continue Handing Over Billions To EU After Brexit

UK: Britain May Continue Handing Over Billions To EU After Brexit

Chairman of Commons Treasury Select Committee Andrew Tyrie backed the claims that Britain would likely have to continue making a sizable contribution to EU.

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UK: ‘There Will Not Be Vote On Triggering Article 50’ – Theresa May

UK: ‘There Will Not Be Vote On Triggering Article 50’ – Theresa May

British PM Theresa May agreed to demands for parliament to debate government’s plans to leave the EU, but ruled out vote to trigger formal Brexit procedure.

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SCOTLAND: UK Has ‘No Mandate’ For Hard Brexit – Scottish Nationalists

SCOTLAND: UK Has ‘No Mandate’ For Hard Brexit – Scottish Nationalists

SNP has said June’s result may re-open the case for another referendum on Scottish independence after 2014’s vote to stay in the UK.

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SLOVAKIA: Robert Fico To EU: Draft Alternative Plan To Refugee Quotes

SLOVAKIA: Robert Fico To EU: Draft Alternative Plan To Refugee Quotes

Prime Minister Robert Fico said he wanted interior ministers to start working on an alternative to the Commission’s proposal.

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TURKEY: Erdogan Says EU Yet To Deliver On Migrants Aid Deal

TURKEY: Erdogan Says EU Yet To Deliver On Migrants Aid Deal

European Commission disagrees: “Suggestions to the contrary, including on financial support for refugees in Turkey, are simply not correct and not helpful.”

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UK: Theresa May To Scotland: No Veto Over Brexit

UK: Theresa May To Scotland: No Veto Over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May says, “The devolved Scottish government will not have a veto over the Brexit negotiations.”

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UK: Theresa May Has ‘No Idea’ What To Do About Brexit – Kenneth Clarke

UK: Theresa May Has ‘No Idea’ What To Do About Brexit – Kenneth Clarke

“Nobody in the government has the first idea of what they’re going to do next on the Brexit front,” Conservative MP Kenneth Clarke, 76, a former Chancellor.

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FRANCE: Sarkozy Pledges Britain Chance To Reverse Brexit

FRANCE: Sarkozy Pledges Britain Chance To Reverse Brexit

“I would tell the British, you’ve gone out, but we have a new treaty on the table so you have an opportunity to vote again,” Mr Nicolas Sarkozy.

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UK: Brexit Will Boost Scotland’s Status – Theresa May

UK: Brexit Will Boost Scotland’s Status – Theresa May

Sturgeon has signalled a “hard Brexit” – where the country is left outside the single market – could trigger a second referendum.

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UK: Boris Johnson’s ‘Baloney’ Jibe Takes Center Stage

UK: Boris Johnson’s ‘Baloney’ Jibe Takes Center Stage

Michel Sapin, in a French twist on Boris Johnson’s “baloney” jibe, said: “There are four freedoms and they cannot be separated.”

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EUROPE: Jose Manuel Barroso Defends His Right To Work For Goldman Sachs

EUROPE: Jose Manuel Barroso Defends His Right To Work For Goldman Sachs

“Why would I not have the right to work where I choose, if it is a legal entity, obviously, not a drug cartel?” a visibly agitated Barroso said.

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SWIZERLAND: Swiss, EU Say They Are Closer On Deal To Curb Immigration

SWIZERLAND: Swiss, EU Say They Are Closer On Deal To Curb Immigration

Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for neutral Switzerland’s joining the common market under bilateral accords.

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UK: Britain To Lose Passporting Rights Unless In EEA

UK: Britain To Lose Passporting Rights Unless In EEA

“Passporting rights are tied to single market and would automatically cease to apply if Great Britain is no longer at least part of European Economic Area,” Weidmann.

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