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The next EU summit discussions on Brexit are due in June, but the crunch time may drift to October. Earlier this week, Brexit Secretary David Davis made a short visit to the border area. He said that he regarded June as an "artificial deadline" before the crunch period in October when EU negotiators say the ...
LEUVEN, Belgium — Dublin won't allow progress on a Brexit withdrawal agreement if a deal on the border with Northern Ireland is not firmed up by the European Council summit in June, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Thursday. “Without the Irish border [issue resolved] there can be no withdrawal ...

Borissov: Kosovo is invited to participate in the EU summit in Sofia. By Muhamer ... Kosovo's representation in the European Union Summit which will be held on 16 and 17 of May was one of the main topics of the meeting between Bulgarian PM, Boyko Borisov and President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci.
ZAGREB, April 16, 2018 - The EU-Western Balkans summit, which will be held next month, will not give as strong a message as the one held in Thessaloniki in 2003, but it will clearly emphasise European Union membership prospects for Southeast European countries, Croatian Minister of Foreign and ...
Tori is a freelance writer focused on international diplomacy and forced migration. She holds a dual BA in Public Policy and Global Studies from the University of Virginia and spent the past year resettling refugees in the US and assisting asylum seekers in Greek island refugee camps. Currently, she works ...
On 17 May, Bulgaria will host the EU Summit with countries of Western Balkans, which is expected to finalize an agreement on transport, energy and digital connections in this region. While everything seemed to be on the right tracks, the Bulgarian rotating presidency of the EU has faced the refusal of five ...

The possible presence of Kosovo's representatives at the EU summit on Western Balkans in Sofia is political nonsense, prime minister Ana Brnabic said today. The participation of Serbia at the summit depends on whether Pristina is going to create the Community of Serb municipalities, in accordance with ...
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has accused Western journalists of espionage after two Russian journalists reportedly raised eyebrows by attending a EU summit last week. Russia's Defense Ministry-run Zvezda television channel said that two of its “young and beautiful journalists” were spied on ...
Ethical Corporation's 17th Responsible Business Summit Europe will take a factual, strong and innovative look into the future of sustainable business. The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2018 is taking place in London, 13-14 June. This year's event will bring together inspirational businesses and ...
Turkey has been trying to make headway on its stalled membership bid at a summit with the EU. But criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's perceived authoritarianism and Ankara's intervention in Syria make for an uncomfortable backdrop in Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna. Bulgaria is keen to ...
The Turkey-EU Summit will be held on Monday under the leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, European Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Varna, Bulgaria. Ankara expects from the EU updates on the Customs Union agreement, visa ...
EU summit: Theresa May hails 'ambitious' future for Britain after Brexit. THERESA May hailed a "spirit of co-operation and opportunity" today after European Union leaders gave the go-ahead to crunch negotiations on a Brexit trade deal. By Macer Hall at the EU Council in Brussels. PUBLISHED: 15:16, Fri, ...
After a night of heated dinner debate over Russia, EU leaders turn their palates and attention this morning to a breakfast - though as this summit timetable keeps shifting, possibly brunch - discussion about Brexit. The two issues are closely linked. Theresa May came to Brussels looking for a robust response ...
Theresa May is to hold a three-way crisis meeting on the Salisbury nerve agent attack with the French and German premiers in the margins of a European summit on Thursday. The Prime Minister is attending the European Council meeting in Brussels where she will brief the other 27 EU leaders on Brexit ...
Jakob Christensen, Chief Analyst at Danske Bank, noted the relevance of the BoE meeting and the EU Summit to the near term price action around the Sterling. ... “Also in the majors, there are a few GBP-related events with notably the two-day EU summit starting with one aim being that of formalising the ...
Guess what? The prime minister's priority in Brussels tonight won't be Brexit. Yes, you read that right, top of Theresa May's list at the EU summit won't be giving the long-running talks a shove forward. The deal over the transition period – the buffer zone between Brexit and the ending of all ties – only needs ...
(Bloomberg) -- It's a big day in Brussels with lots on the table for European Union leaders gathered for a two-day summit. Has the 28-nation bloc succeeded in getting exemptions from the U.S. on planned tariffs? Looks like it. Will Theresa May make a compelling enough case that Russia carried out a ...

EU leaders gather for a summit on Thursday and Friday with trade, tax, Brexit and the Salisbury attack among the wide range of items on their agenda. The EU hopes to avoid a trade war with the U.S. by winning exemptions from President Donald Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminum. But Brussels ...
“I would suggest strengthening the sanctions against Putin's cronies that may be responsible for the chemical attack in Salisbury, by extending sanctions for a period of 12 months, instead of the current six months. Such action would send a very clear message to President Putin that his reckless action is ...
New European Commission proposals to tax giant digital companies are expected to get a rough ride when EU leaders debate the issue at their summit here on Thursday evening. The proposals to allow tax authorities to levy companies which have only a “virtual” presence in their state, and to charge 3 per ...
The European Council “strongly condemns Turkey's continued illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea” and underlines its “full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece,” according to a draft of conclusions for the European Union summit taking place in Brussels on Thursday. The draft ...
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aims to broach the matter of Turkey's ongoing detention of two Greek soldiers as well as a spike in Turkish aggression in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean in recent weeks at a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels Thursday and Friday. Tsipras is expected to ...
Guess what? The prime minister's priority in Brussels tonight won't be Brexit. Yes, you read that right, top of Theresa May's list at the EU summit won't be giving the long-running talks a shove forward. The deal over the transition period - the buffer zone between Brexit and the ending of all ties - only needs to be rubber ...
EU leaders will discuss Russian security threats in the wake of the UK attack, but will not adopt new sanctions at Thursday's (22 March) summit. They will hear from British prime minister Theresa May at dinner how Russia tried to kill a former spy, Sergei Skripal, in England using a chemical weapon.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Sanctions against Russia will not be the focus of debate at a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday, a German government official said on Tuesday. EU officials have said that the leaders will discuss how to defend Europe from Russian disinformation and cyber attacks at the ...
The EU and the UK made "decisive steps" on Monday (19 March) towards a Brexit agreement that should help launch the work for a future trade agreement when EU leaders meet this week, while leaving crucial issues still unsolved. "Over the last few days we've done an essential part of the road towards ...
With Brexit talks fast approaching the halfway stage, negotiators are rapidly trying to reach an agreement on the transition period, ahead of a key EU leader's summit, according to James Smith, Developed Markets Economist at ING. Key Quotes. “We're one week away from a crucial EU leaders' summit in ...
BRITAIN - 17 March 2018: EU leaders will discuss a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in Britain at a Brussels summit next week, with president Donald Tusk saying the bloc would send a "clear message". The decision to add the Sergei Skripal case to the summit agenda on March 22 is another ...
The most important event is the EU summit on Thursday and Friday, when the ambition is to formalise the transition deal, with the EU leaders expected to approve the EU's guidelines for the framework of the future relationship. Based on recent news stories, it seems like an agreement on transition is just ...
Bulgaria, European Union president for the first half of 2018, presides at the March and June summits of the bloc. The two meetings loom as the ones most likely to result in the softening – or even the lifting – of EU sanctions against Russia. The sanctions, imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea and its ...
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said ahead of Friday's informal EU summit: "We see a clear problem in terms of how the level of implementing values such as democracy and the rule of law is to be measured. “We do not have one indicator here, as in the case of a budget deficit... in ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May drinks from a glass as she delivers a speech to students and staff during her visit to Derby College in Derby, East Midlands, Britain, 19 February 2018. [Pool/EPA/EFE]. Comments Print. Britain yesterday (21 February) challenged the EU's proposals to end a post-Brexit ...
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is to raise the issue of Turkey's transgressions within Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) at a European Union leaders' summit on Friday, sources told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Tuesday. Anastasiades telephoned Greek Prime Minister Alexis ...
EU nationals anxious about possible deportation post-Brexit have expressed relief after an event in Inverness. Those attending a legal advice session at Eden Court Theatre recently were among thousands of migrants expected to pose questions at a series of four gatherings across Scotland over the next ...
Nikos Pappas is a Greek economist and politician who completed his doctorate at the University of Strathclyde, focusing on the macroeconomics of Greek population changes. A long-time friend and associate of Prime Minister Tsipras, Pappas was named chief of staff in January 2015 before becoming ...
“Suppose I am Donald Tusk. What advice would you give me on Turkey? What kind of stance should the EU adopt to reverse the democratic backsliding in Turkey? Should the EU close the doors or should it engage with Turkey?” I asked these questions to Bulgaria's former President Rozen Plevneliev late ...
The upcoming Turkey-European Union (EU) summit in Bulgaria is a “very important step” in resolving issues between the EU and Turkey, according to a senior EU official on Wednesday. The remarks came ahead of a key EU-Turkey summit set for March 26 in Varna, Bulgaria -- the current EU term ...
Some of Europe's leading politicians and academics have warned tech companies to play a more active role in countering hate speech, at a summit in Monaco. The session, entitled Responding to the Challenges of the Digital Revolution, brought figures from across Europe's political spectrum to the ...
US President Donald J. Trump waves to the press pool as he walks to the Oval Office after returning to the White House, 7 March 2018. [Pool/EPA/EFE]. Comments Print. Warning of “a serious trade dispute” between Washington and the rest of the world, Commission President Donald Tusk said yesterday (7 ...
Merkel made the comments during a speech in the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), before she is scheduled to attend a special EU summit in Brussels. The veteran stateswoman suggested linking the transfer of EU subsidies to economically-weaker regions should be based on their engagement ...
On Friday (23 February), European leaders will arrive in Brussels for an informal meeting of the European Council in the EU-27 format. The agenda includes discussions on Spitzenkandidaten for future European elections and the political priorities for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) after 2020.
Brexit raises its head again on Friday, as EU leaders meet for an informal summit in Brussels - to talk money and top jobs. The consequences of Britain's departure will be on their minds as they discuss the next seven-year budget - which the EU Commission wants to increase, to pay for security, defence ...
“These actions contradict Turkey's commitment to good neighbourly relations,” EU President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday after an EU summit in Brussels. Relations between Turkey and the EU have been going downhill since a failed coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016 that was followed by a ...
Brexit raises its head again on Friday, as EU leaders meet for an informal summit in Brussels - to talk money and top jobs. The consequences of Britain's departure will be on their minds as they discuss the next seven-year budget - which the EU Commission wants to increase, to pay for security, defence ...
Poroshenko and Juncker discussed the course of reforms in Ukraine. The President of Ukraine noted the importance of forming an independent anticorruption infrastructure, in particular an independent Anticorruption Court. The leaders agreed to begin preparations for the next 20th Ukraine-EU Summit. ish.
Hamilton Crawford strategists say that European leaders will discuss various options at an EU summit that is due to take place later this month. Among the topics up for debate is the possibility of making EU money dependent on members adhering to certain EU values and legal standards. Border security is ...
... of British voters opt to leave the bloc after 44 years of membership. The date set for the exit is March 29, 2019 but a transition period, which the EU says will end in December 2020, is still to be agreed upon by the sides. May said she hoped a deal will be reached during an EU summit to be held in March.
In his third consecutive term, he formed a grand coalition with center-left Social Democrats in 1989, and played a key role in late 1991 when the Netherlands hosted an EU summit that formulated the bloc's Maastricht Treaty focused on political integration. The accord, signed in early 1992, also laid the ...
The two leaders focused their talks on the Brexit, and on the possible planning of a multi-year EU budget, since these two issues would be on top of the agenda of the next EU summit. No press conference was held after the talks, but Tusk said on Twitter that they had a "very good discussion". Before his ...
VIENNA: Austria will host an EU summit on migration on Sept. 20, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told reporters on Tuesday after meeting EU summit chair Donald Tusk in Vienna. The focus of the meeting in the Austrian capital would be the "fight against illegal migration", said Kurz, whose new coalition with ...


 

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