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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Daily Political News in Brief

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Daily Political News in Brief

“Scotland, like the rest of the UK, stands at a crossroads,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Edinburgh assembly at the start of Tuesday’s debate.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

In bright sunshine, they waved EU flags and banners with slogans like “So what’s the Plan” and “Stop Brexit” as they made their way to parliament.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

“Today we renew reaffirm our commitment to undivided and indivisible Union,” Juncker said urging EU not to get bogged down in details that alienated voters.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

“British government took on certain commitments as EU members and must be honored,” Juncker said. “This isn’t a punishment or sanctions against the U.K.”

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BULGARIA POLITICS: Borisov Wants to Keep Bulgaria On Fast EU Track

BULGARIA POLITICS: Borisov Wants to Keep Bulgaria On Fast EU Track

“Bulgaria’s membership of the EU, even if it’s not fashionable to talk about it now in Bulgaria, is the best thing to happen to us,” Boiko Borisov said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

Moscow, which denies having any expansionist or aggressive agenda, accuses NATO of trying to destabilize central Europe and has respond by forming four new military divisions to strengthen its western and central regions and stepping up exercises.

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UK POLITICS: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

UK POLITICS: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

Brexit: United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said..

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

“While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children on the move into Europe since last March, there has been an increase in the threats and distress refugee and migrant children endure,” said Afshan Khan UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Gerry Adams to U.S. Congress: Support Northern Ireland Stay in EU

Northern Ireland, the only part of UK with a land border with EU, is seen as the region most exposed to the economic and political fallout from Brexit.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Migrants Unlawfully Detained By Hungary: European Court Says

HUNGARY POLITICS: Migrants Unlawfully Detained By Hungary: European Court Says

Hungary unlawfully kept two migrants in a transit zone on its frontier with Serbia, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, in a finding which could affect its plans to detain thousands of asylum seekers in border camps.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Needs ‘Proxy Peace’: Federica Mogherini EU Diplomat Says

SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Needs ‘Proxy Peace’: Federica Mogherini EU Diplomat Says

EU capital Brussels will host an international conference on Syria on April 5, hoping to create a new momentum. It has, however, long played only a marginal role in international efforts to resolve the conflict.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Right to Launch EU Divorce Talks

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Right to Launch EU Divorce Talks

Prime Minister Theresa May has the right to begin what could be Britain’s most complex negotiations since World War Two.

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EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

European Court of Justice (ECJ) will determine whether an employer can prohibit staff from wearing Islamic headscarf in the first case before EU top court.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland Vows to Obstruct EU After Donald Tusk Vote

POLAND POLITICS: Poland Vows to Obstruct EU After Donald Tusk Vote

“One has to state it openly: EU policy turned out to be a policy of double standards and cheating,” Waszczykowski told tabloid Super Express.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Demands New Independence Vote Before Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Demands New Independence Vote Before Brexit

“If Scotland is to have real choice that choice must be between autumn of next year 2018, and spring of 2019,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

“I don’t think, firstly, that is remotely likely,” Davis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, responding to the report. “It’s in absolutely everybody’s interest that we get a good outcome.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Splits Over Post-Brexit Europe

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Splits Over Post-Brexit Europe

27 EU leaders without British Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to draft a declaration to be unveiled March 25 summit in Rome to mark EU’s 60th birthday

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