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UK POLITICS: UK Can Get Deal That Will Prove Anti-Brexit ‘Doomsayers’ Wrong’: Theresa May

UK POLITICS: UK Can Get Deal That Will Prove Anti-Brexit ‘Doomsayers’ Wrong’: Theresa May

Mrs May will say: “By approaching these negotiations in a constructive way – in a spirit of friendship and co-operation and with our sights firmly set on the future – I believe we can prove the doomsayers wrong.

“I believe we can seize the opportunities of this defining moment in the history of our nation. A new, deep and special partnership between a sovereign United Kingdom and a strong and successful European Union is our ambition and our offer to our European friends.

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UK POLITICS: You Will Regret Leaving EU: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker to UK

UK POLITICS: You Will Regret Leaving EU: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker to UK

“On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. It will be a moment both sad and tragic. We will always regret it and you will regret it soon,” Juncker said Wednesday in his annual state of the union address before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

“Nonetheless we have to respect the will of the British people, but we will have to make progress, we will move on, because Brexit isn’t everything – it’s not the future of Europe,” he added.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Seize Brexit Chance to Forge Tighter EU Union: Juncker

EUROPE POLITICS: Seize Brexit Chance to Forge Tighter EU Union: Juncker

“The wind is back in Europe’s sails,” European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament, citing faster economic growth and the easing of a succession of crises — Greek debts, refugee crowds, Britain’s exit — that seemed to threaten the EU’s survival.

“Now we have a window of opportunity, but it will not stay open for ever,” he said, emphasizing a need to move on from and even profit from the British vote to leave the bloc come 2019.

“We will keep moving on because Brexit isn’t everything, it is not the future of Europe,” he said in a speech that Brexit supporters said showed they were right to take Britain out of a bloc set on creating more powerful, central institutions.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: EU Seeks Australia Trade Deals By 2019: Juncker President European Commission

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: EU Seeks Australia Trade Deals By 2019: Juncker President European Commission

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there were “good chances” that the EU would agree the main elements of a new free trade with the Mercosur countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and of an updated trade partnership with Mexico by the end of this year.

“And today, we are proposing to open trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand,” Juncker told EU lawmakers.

“I want all of these agreements to be finalised by the end of this mandate. And I want them negotiated in the fullest transparency,” he added.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU – and respect of law is the foundation of the EU – but at the same time this court ruling is no reason for us to change our policy which rejects migrants,” Orban told state radio. He also said, responding to a letter by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, that creating a link between the question of immigration and EU cohesion funding was against the EU’s rules and was “immoral.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU to US: Sanction Russia, Face ‘Unintended Consequences’

EUROPE POLITICS: EU to US: Sanction Russia, Face ‘Unintended Consequences’

“We understand that the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations,” read the statement in reference to a last month bill passed by US Senate.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Mocks UK After EU-Japan Trade Deal Agreed

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Mocks UK After EU-Japan Trade Deal Agreed

The photo was accompanied by the caption: “We did it. We concluded EU-Japan political and trade talks. EU is more and more engaged globally. Global Europe!”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump

EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump

“We expect Trump to recommit to NATO’s founding rule that an attack against one ally is an attack against all,” said a senior European diplomat at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Jean-Claude Juncker Says He’ll Stop ‘Speaking English’

EUROPE POLITICS: Jean-Claude Juncker Says He’ll Stop ‘Speaking English’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker joked, “Slowly but surely, English is losing importance.”

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UK POLITICS: EU Seeking to Affect June 8 Election Result: Theresa May Says

UK POLITICS: EU Seeking to Affect June 8 Election Result: Theresa May Says

The European Commission’s negotiating stance has hardened, threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials,” May said.

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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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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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EUROPE POLITICS: Juncker Says Britain May Split EU Over Brexit Talks

EUROPE POLITICS: Juncker Says Britain May Split EU Over Brexit Talks

“Now everyone is saying in relation to Trump and Brexit: ‘Now is Europe’s big chance. Now is time to close ranks and march together,'” Juncker said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Agrees New Gun Rules After Militant Attacks

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Agrees New Gun Rules After Militant Attacks

Jean-Claude Juncker: “We have fought hard for ambitious deal that reduces the risk of shootings in schools, terrorist attacks with legally held firearms.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Brexit Effects Create Split Among 27 EU Member States

EUROPE POLITICS: Brexit Effects Create Split Among 27 EU Member States

Jean-Claude Juncker tells Britain to finalise a ‘divorce deal’ costing 60 billion euros before they will begin talks over EU-UK trade relationship future.

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EUROPE POLITICS: After Trump, Brexit, Populist Tsunami Threatens European Mainstream

EUROPE POLITICS: After Trump, Brexit, Populist Tsunami Threatens European Mainstream

“Today the United States, tomorrow France,” French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of the party’s leader Marine Le Pen, tweeted.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Confident Of Brexit Plans, Reassures EU Leaders

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Confident Of Brexit Plans, Reassures EU Leaders

“The focus of the government is on the Supreme Court case, winning that case and proceeding with article 50,” Theresa May’s spokesman told reporters.

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UK: EU ‘Bullying’ Could Put Britons Off Foreign Drink

UK: EU ‘Bullying’ Could Put Britons Off Foreign Drink

Company chairman Tim Martin said a call from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last month for a firm stance in Brexit talks could backfire.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Mixed Messages Backfire With EU

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Mixed Messages Backfire With EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mystified by May’s metamorphosis from a quiet “remain” supporter to a passionate crusader for a hard break from Europe.

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