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UK POLITICS: Official! Article 50 to Be Triggered By EU Within Days

UK POLITICS: Official! Article 50 to Be Triggered By EU Within Days

European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Second Independence Referendum Inevitable

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland could hold an independence vote in late 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Within 48 Hours’ EU to Respond to Britain’s Exit Note – Donald Tusk

UK POLITICS: ‘Within 48 Hours’ EU to Respond to Britain’s Exit Note – Donald Tusk

European Union will be ready to respond within 48 hours to Britain’s notification that it plans to leave the 28-nation bloc, Donald Tusk chairman of EU leaders.

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UK POLITICS: When Will Theresa May Trigger Brexit? What You Need to Know

UK POLITICS: When Will Theresa May Trigger Brexit? What You Need to Know

UK Prime Minister Theresa has said she will trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty by the end of this month. Here are key dates in the process…

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

POLAND POLITICS: Poland in Bitter Fight to Stop Reelection of Donald Tusk

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo wrote to EU to consider European Parliament-member Jacek Saryusz-Wolski as a replacement for Tusk, whose term ends in May.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Conservatives Turn Fury on Poland Over Tusk Challenge

EU leaders are expected to give Tusk, a former Polish prime minister from the centre-right Civic Platform (PO), a second 30-month term as president of their European Council during a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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ALBANIA POLITICS: Rows Over Reforms, Election Bog Down Albania’s EU Accession Talks

ALBANIA POLITICS: Rows Over Reforms, Election Bog Down Albania’s EU Accession Talks

Edi Rama has said the Democrats are calling for free elections to hide their real intention of defending corrupt justice officials

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UK POLITICS: Britain Not Legally Bound to Pay into EU Budget if No Brexit Deal – Lawmakers

UK POLITICS: Britain Not Legally Bound to Pay into EU Budget if No Brexit Deal – Lawmakers

Money will be one of the most contentious elements of the upcoming divorce talks. Other EU nations want Britain to pay its share of budget commitments — estimated informally by EU officials at roughly 60 billion euros.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans

EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans

European Parliament called on the EU executive to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May ‘Will Trigger Article 50 on March 15’

UK POLITICS: Theresa May ‘Will Trigger Article 50 on March 15’

Defiant Theresa May is determined to trigger Article 50 within two weeks as planned despite suffering her first Parliamentary defeat over Brexit.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Faces First Defeat Over Her Plan to Trigger Britain’s Exit From EU

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Faces First Defeat Over Her Plan to Trigger Britain’s Exit From EU

Prime Minister Theresa May faces her first defeat over her plan to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union, with parliament’s upper house set to vote on Wednesday in favor of forcing her to guarantee the future rights of EU nationals.

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UK POLITICS: House of Lords Seeks to Add Conditions to Brexit Notice

UK POLITICS: House of Lords Seeks to Add Conditions to Brexit Notice

The Lords, the upper chamber of parliament comprising veteran politicians and business leaders, began detailed debate on approving triggering of Article 50.

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UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

UK POLITICS: Scotland Should Not Hold New Referendum

“The decision to remain in UK was made by Scottish people in 2014 and the people in Scotland don’t want another referendum,” says British government.

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USA POLITICS: EU Relieved But Wary After Trump Endorses It As ‘Wonderful’

USA POLITICS: EU Relieved But Wary After Trump Endorses It As ‘Wonderful’

When Donald Trump called the European Union “wonderful” and said he was “totally in favor of it”, some Brussels officials feared the headline was a hoax, given the U.S. president’s earlier apparent disdain for the bloc.

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UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK House of Lords begins debating legislation which would give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

“It has been the American message for many, many years. I am very much against letting ourselves be pushed into this,” Juncker said in a speech on the sidelines of the international Munich Security Conference.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

“You are a vital player in addressing the challenges that we collectively face as an international community,” Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told EU lawmakers.

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CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

The European Union Parliament approved on Wednesday a hotly contested free trade deal with Canada after seven years of negotiations.

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Says ‘Britain Unlikely to Trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU Summit’

UK POLITICS: David Davis Says ‘Britain Unlikely to Trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU Summit’

“I’m confident that we’ll do it before our timetable but not necessarily before the one you played out,” Brexit Secretary David Davis said.

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