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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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UKRAINE POLITICS: Corruption Undermining Efforts to Rebuild Ukraine in line With EU Norms

UKRAINE POLITICS: Corruption Undermining Efforts to Rebuild Ukraine in line With EU Norms

European Union and International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s financial backer, called for the creation of a specialised anti-corruption court.

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UK POLITICS: UK Published Law to Sever Political, Financial, Legal Ties With EU

UK POLITICS: UK Published Law to Sever Political, Financial, Legal Ties With EU

The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling Britain from more than 40 years of EU lawmaking and repealing the treaty that first made Britain a member in 1972.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Ready to Negotiate Brexit With EU: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Labour Ready to Negotiate Brexit With EU: Corbyn

“In contrast to Conservatives’ megaphone diplomacy, we will conduct relations with our European neighbors respectfully in the spirit of friendship,” Corbyn said.

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UK POLITICS: US Bank With 16,000 UK Staff Warns Majority of Its Staff May Leave UK For EU Countries Because of Brexit

UK POLITICS: US Bank With 16,000 UK Staff Warns Majority of Its Staff May Leave UK For EU Countries Because of Brexit

“If EU determines over time they want to start to move a lot more jobs out of London and into the EU, they can simply dictate that,” Jamie Dimon said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: ‘Britons Living in EU Ought Not to Fear Being Sent Home After Brexit’: Angela Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: ‘Britons Living in EU Ought Not to Fear Being Sent Home After Brexit’: Angela Merkel

“After 25 years in Germany I don’t think you need to worry that you’ll be immediately shipped back to Birmingham,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Parliament Says UK Rights of EU Citizens Casts Dark Cloud of Vagueness, Uncertainty

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Parliament Says UK Rights of EU Citizens Casts Dark Cloud of Vagueness, Uncertainty

“It was damp squib, proposing Europeans obtain status of ‘third-country nationals’ in UK with fewer rights than British citizens are offered throughout EU.”

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