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European Commission, Council presidents sign Brexit deal

Friday, January 24, 2020

‘Things will inevitably change but our friendship will remain,’ Charles Michel said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel this morning signed the agreement on the withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU. In a tweet announcing the move, Michel said: “Things will inevitably change but our friendship will remain. We start a new chapter as partners and allies.” He added, in French, that…

Trump, first lady meet with queen at Buckingham Palace

Monday, June 3, 2019

President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II Monday during two-day visit to Britain that’s meant to strengthen ties between the two nations, although the trip was immediately at risk of being overshadowed by Brexit turmoil and a political feud with London’s mayor. Trump and first lady Melania Trump flew to Buckingham Palace in Marine One, landing on a lawn where they were greeted by Prince Charles and his wife…

Theresa May Giving Speech in Parl’t Ahead of Brexit Deal Debate

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech in the House of Commons as she seeks changes to her deal negotiated with Brussels last year. Earlier in the day, PM May told her ministers that she wouldn’t ask parliament to vote on a revised Brexit deal this week as she needs more time to negotiate amendments with the European Union. The United Kingdom is set to leave the EU at the end of March, and the withdrawal deal…

Top EU lawmaker urges UK to approve Brexit deal

Monday, January 14, 2019

A top European Parliament leader is urging British lawmakers to “behave responsibly” and approve the UK’s divorce deal with the European Union. Manfred Weber said Monday that “we ask, we invite our British colleagues to behave responsibly and vote for this agreement.” A vote in the U.K. Parliament is expected Tuesday. Many British lawmakers object to the agreement between Brussels and Prime Minister Theresa May, raising fears that Britain may…

Brexit: EU leaders warn time is running out for a deal

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time is running out for a Brexit deal, leaders of European countries have warned ahead of more talks in Salzburg. There is still no agreement on issues including how to avoid new checks on the Northern Irish border. At the EU summit on Wednesday evening Mrs May stressed her “serious” proposals for future co-operation would ensure a “shared closed relationship”. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker described her 10-minute presentation as…

UK doctors warn: Brexit not good for British health

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Warning of Brexit implications that have become visible in the UK during the Brexit negotiating process, British doctors have evaluated that leaving the EU is «bad for Britain’s health» and have voiced backing for a public vote on the final Brexit deal. British news portal The Guardian reported this week that a motion opposing Brexit, supporting membership of the European single market and calling for the public to have a…