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Ticker EU's Juncker in contact with May on Brexit assurances

11. Jan, 16:34
EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday that he was in contact with British prime minister Theresa May over possible further assurances that the EU can give to the UK over the Irish backstop ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday (15 January) on the Brexit deal. "We are discussing with Downing Street 10 what these clarifications should amount to," he said.

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Agenda Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK 18. Jan, 17:49
Germany and France are set to reinforce their alliance as the engine-house of European integration, while Britain continues to struggle to leave the EU.

Germany led way on EU human rights protection 18. Jan, 09:43
Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

Opinion How to troll the European Parliament elections 18. Jan, 09:04
The May 2019 European parliament elections will take place in a context which make a very promising ground for protest votes and extreme views, aided by bots and algorithms.

EUobserved MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary 18. Jan, 08:02
Three EU leaders and the president of the ECB travelled to Strasbourg this week to debate with MEPs, but attendance was poor.

Brexit delay 'reasonable', as May tries cross-party talks 17. Jan, 09:23
EU countries have signalled they might accept a delay to Brexit as British prime minister Theresa May began cross-party talks on how to avoid a no-deal outcome.

MEPs allow Draghi's membership of secretive bank group 16. Jan, 18:23
A large majority rejected an amendment which would have called on the ECB to "put an end to the president's membership of the G30".

News in Brief
  1. 18. Jan, 12:53 EU trade commissioner asks for green light for US talks
  2. 18. Jan, 12:51 Slovakia's commissioner takes unpaid leave to run for presidency
  3. 18. Jan, 11:37 Minority elects Lofven as prime minister of Sweden
  4. 18. Jan, 08:51 Putin opposes EU prospects of Serbia and Kosovo
  5. 18. Jan, 09:05 Tsipras launches campaign to ratify Macedonia deal
  6. 18. Jan, 08:50 US-EU meeting in doubt after Trump cancels plane
  7. 18. Jan, 08:55 Germany and China to sign pact on finance cooperation
  8. 18. Jan, 08:57 Labour divided on second Brexit vote plan
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  1. 18. Jan, 17:49 Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK
  2. 18. Jan, 09:43 Germany led way on EU human rights protection
  3. 18. Jan, 09:04 How to troll the European Parliament elections
  4. 18. Jan, 08:02 MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary
  5. 17. Jan, 09:23 Brexit delay 'reasonable', as May tries cross-party talks
  6. 16. Jan, 18:23 MEPs allow Draghi's membership of secretive bank group
  7. 16. Jan, 17:55 EU parliament backs Morocco deal despite row
  8. 16. Jan, 15:09 Barnier open to 'future relations' talks if UK red lines shift
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