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Montevideo, June 24th 2017 - 10:31 UTC

Tag: Brexit

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 14:51 UTC

    UK starts Brexit negotiations from a weakened position

    In Germany “people who created this sort of chaos would be long gone,” Gabriel said in reference to PM May.

    Talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union to finalise Britain's exit from the continental block started Monday in Brussels, about one year after Britons voted that their country is to leave the bloc by March 30, 2019. But Europe is determined to set an example so that other countries will not be attracted to the idea, even if it includes leaving an open door for Britain to stay.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2017 - 10:30 UTC

    Europe “ready” to begin Brexit talks sticking to the time plan, says Angela Merkel

    Mrs. Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 June.

    Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's UK election. The German chancellor said she believed Britain would stick to the timetable, adding the European Union was “ready”.

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 11:10 UTC

    Hung parliament in UK; Theresa May calls for stability; Corbyn says PM must go

    “At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability,” Mrs May said. “It is for us to ensure we have that period of stability”

    Britain's Conservatives have lost their majority in a snap general that has resulted in a hung parliament. With just a handful of seats left to declare, Thursday polls shows gains for the opposition Labour Party. This is seen as a humiliation for PM Minister Theresa May, who chose to call the election to try to strengthen her hand in talks with the EU on Brexit.

  • Monday, May 29th 2017 - 08:28 UTC

    Merkel calls on Europe “to fight for its own destiny”, forget US and UK

    “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally

    Europe can no longer “completely depend” on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Mrs. Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russia but Europe now had to “fight for its own destiny”.

  • Friday, May 26th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    UK economy losing momentum as Brexit impact begins to be felt

    Although employment remains at a record high, the UK economy has lost a lot of its momentum of last year as the impact of Brexit has started to be felt.

    Britain's economy slowed more sharply than first thought in early 2017 as consumers felt the hit from the rise in inflation that followed the Brexit vote and exporters struggled to benefit from the weak pound. Thursday's downbeat official data - which contrasts with signs of acceleration in many other economies - comes two weeks before Britons vote in a national election.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2017 - 09:22 UTC

    Gibraltar will switch the EU flag for Commonwealth flag after Brexit

    “Brexit is an obvious dominating political issue because of the interplay that Gibraltar has with the UK and with the rest of the EU,” Mr Picardo said.

    Gibraltar will switch the EU flag for the Commonwealth flag as it seeks to forge “strong and enduring” trade relationships around the world after Brexit, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said. The Chief Minister was speaking at the opening of a conference focusing on Brexit and the importance of the Commonwealth to the UK and Gibraltar’s futures.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Macron and Merkel's “joint conviction” of the need to “deepen the European Union”

    Macron and Merkel said they would work together more closely on defense, Euro zone reform and reducing bureaucracy.

    France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said the pair had a “joint conviction” that they needed to “deepen the European Union”.

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 07:46 UTC

    EU prepared to block Brexit talks unless citizenship measures are “reasonable”

    Guy Verhofstadt indicated the parliament would be prepared to veto any final deal unless the measures on citizenship were acceptable.

    The European Parliament could seek to block talks on a UK-EU trade deal unless guarantees are put in place for the rights of citizens, the MEP in charge of the process has indicated. Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said MEPs would have to decide whether sufficient progress had been made on issues including EU citizens’ rights in the UK and those of British expatriates on the continent before talks on Britain’s future relationship with Brussels could proceed.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2017 - 10:17 UTC

    Milestone ruling in Europe: parents of EU children have the right to residence

    The ECJ argued that any threat to the mother's right to remain in the EU would deprive the child of the “genuine enjoyment” of her own rights under EU law.

    Non-EU citizens may have the right to residence in the EU if their children are EU citizens, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The case refers to a woman from Venezuela who had a child with a Dutch citizen from whom she has since legally separated. She was denied social welfare and child benefit payments by Dutch authorities.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands fisheries: Galicia fleet analyzes impact of Brexit

    The Galicia fleet was the first to approach the Falklands and offer a fair deal

    The future of Galician fishing after “Brexit” could generate “very harmful” measures in the field of fish imports from a fisheries that is as wealthy and important for the Galician fleet as that of the Falkland Islands.