Guy Verhofstadt slammed what he called “an attempted power grab” motivated by opportunism, saying it will be of very little consequence in Brussels.
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EUROPE POLITICS: ‘UK Cannot Pull Back From Article 50 Brexit Process Without Consent of European Countries’: Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier
“Article 50 does not provide for unilateral withdrawal of notification. In any dealings with European Parliament, Michel Barnier reiterated the above principle.”
HUNGARY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers to European Parliament: Punish Hungary After Orban Crackdown On Foreign Universities
Hungary’s parliament approved a law that could force out a university founded by financier George Soros despite international condemnation and protests by thousands of Hungarians.
Theresa May is facing resistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Parliament to her goal of conducting negotiations on Britain’s future trade relations with Europe at the same time as talks on arrangements for Brexit.
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.
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.
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.
“We are now preparing the referendum because … either in an agreed way or not, we need to be ready,” Raul Romeva said on Thursday at the Catalan regional government’s representative office in London.
The Lords, the upper chamber of parliament comprising veteran politicians and business leaders, began detailed debate on approving triggering of Article 50.
The European Union Parliament approved on Wednesday a hotly contested free trade deal with Canada after seven years of negotiations.
It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told lawmakers Canada was a welcome partner in uncertain and difficult times.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning” her office and her country by threatening to make the UK an offshore tax haven if she cannot get the Brexit deal she wants from the EU.
Barnier tweeted: “When asked on equivalence I said: EU would need special vigilance on financial stability risk, not special deal to access the City.”
Nigel Farage: “I honestly don’t see this Prime Minister has the energy, excitement or the flair to do it. I’m worried and I fear a very frustrating 2017.”
“It’s a good idea,” Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian prime minister told the constitutional affairs committee of a suggestion by a fellow liberal lawmaker.