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  • Monday, July 1st 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    EU leaders can´t agree on the European Commission's top jobs

    The rare Sunday summit was called because EU leaders failed on 20 June to agree on candidates for the Commission president's job and other top posts

    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.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2019 - 08:13 UTC

    Brexit: EU reiterates, no changes to divorce deal and praises ex PM Theresa May

    At a leaders' summit, EC president Donald Tusk said the bloc would remain “very precise and also patient” despite the high political drama unfolding in Westminster

    The EU's top leaders on Friday fired a Brexit warning to whoever wins the battle to become the next British prime minister, saying the existing divorce deal could not be changed.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2019 - 08:28 UTC

    Macron and Merkel disagree on EU's key jobs following parliamentary election

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants centre-right candidate Manfred Weber as the next EU Commission president

    France and Germany have disagreed on who should take one of the EU's key roles as leaders from the bloc met following parliamentary elections. The vote saw the big centrist blocs lose their majorities with Greens and nationalists gaining ground.

  • Monday, May 27th 2019 - 08:29 UTC

    Marine Le Pen wins her symbolic duel with President Macron

    European mainstream parties put up enough of a defense to keep a possible majority in the 751-seat assembly - and Green parties surged in western Europe - but Le Pen's victory in her head-to-head with

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, as euro-sceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    EU27 agree to a Brexit deal six-month extension until October 31

    EU leaders offered Britain the six-month delay to its Brexit departure apparently saving the continent from a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of week

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to an EU offer of a six-month delay “flexible extension” to Brexit, EU Council President Donald Tusk said. “EU27/UK have agreed a flexible extension until Oct 31. This means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution,” Tusk tweeted, at the end of a summit in Brussels.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2019 - 09:27 UTC

    “Please don't waste this time”, Donald Tusk tells Britain

    “Please don't waste this time,” Tusk told a news conference after eight hours of EU leaders' talks on the matter

    European Council President Donald Tusk told Britain on Thursday not to waste the extra time to sort out Brexit after the EU agreed to a second delay to London's departure until Oct.31.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    China pledges to further open its economy in strategic talks with the EU

    Donald Tusk hailed Beijing's commitments at an EU-China summit in Brussels as a “breakthrough” with both sides committed to globalization and international rules

    China on Tuesday said it would push further to open its economy and deepen ties with the EU, which has grown increasingly wary of Beijing's influence in Europe. EU Council president Donald Tusk hailed Beijing's new commitments at an EU-China summit in Brussels as a “breakthrough” with both sides committed to globalization and pursuing international rules.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 07:30 UTC

    PM May off to meet Merkel and Macron before EU summit

    May is to visit Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Macron on Tuesday, in what was described as an attempt to set out “the rationale” for a further delay

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit. Still struggling to get her EU divorce deal through parliament, May is hoping European Union leaders will agree on Wednesday to delay Brexit for a second time to stop Britain crashing out of the bloc two days later.

  • Friday, April 5th 2019 - 09:25 UTC

    Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

    UK is due to leave the EU at the end of next week, but Mrs. May is now seeking to delay Brexit for a second time after her deal was rejected for a third time last week

    Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension to Article 50 until June 30. The Prime Minister said she will seek to ratify her Withdrawal Agreement before the European Parliament elections on May 23, but will make “responsible preparations” to take part if that does not prove possible.

  • Friday, April 5th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    EC proposal for a 12-month “flexible” extension to the Brexit date

    EC President Donald Tusk plan would allow the UK to leave sooner if Parliament ratifies a deal, but it would need to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next week.

    European Council President Donald Tusk is proposing to offer the UK a 12-month “flexible” extension to its Brexit date, according to a senior EU source. His plan would allow the UK to leave sooner if Parliament ratifies a deal, but it would need to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next week.