A senior European Union politician couldn't help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain's row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is accused of violating coronavirus travel curbs.
Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a second-rate player after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he will recommend EU leaders grant another Brexit extension, hours after British MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to force his divorce deal through parliament this week.
Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit - but without his signature. The request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr Johnson, saying he believes a delay would be a mistake. The PM was required by law to ask the EU for an extension to the 31 October deadline after losing a Commons vote.
EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that the basic foundations of an agreement on Brexit were ready and that it could materialize within hours.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go to Brussels early Thursday in a move to have some useful meetings for a Brexit deal, Beth Rigby, Sky News political editor, said in a tweet on Wednesday. Citing a senior ministerial source, Rigby added that a dawn dash is likely and a deal is close but Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party is still not over line.
Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was “unlawful”, saying it was “void and of no effect”. The 11 judges of the country's highest court were unanimous in their verdict, which they said meant parliament could now immediately reconvene.
The European Union Council president Donald Tusk said it was hard to imagine the bloc ratifying its trade pact with Mercosur as long as Brazil fails to curb the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. The EU stands by the EU-Mercosur agreement, Tusk told reporters at a G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France.
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson sacked most of Britain's cabinet on Wednesday as he took office vowing to get a new divorce deal with the European Union or leave without one by Oct 31. The former London mayor has pledged to break the political deadlock that has left Britain in crisis and forced his predecessor Theresa May to delay Brexit twice.
EU leaders are meeting in Brussels in a new effort to decide who should get the EU's top jobs, including a successor to Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Centre-right leaders from the EU's biggest political group played down the chances of agreement on Sunday on a new Commission president.