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Russia Vs UK: Theresa May under pressure to make a move to upset Moscow

Theresa May is being pushed to ho head to head with Moscow in a move which will likely enrage the Kremlin. Senior politicians and Lords are attempting to introduce laws imposing visa bans on anyone known to have committed serious human right abuses. A “Magnitsky Act” could be used to stop people entering the country, although, there are cases where this already happens. Former Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Britain should follow the US and Canada and make official a law which can ban people currently free “to come and…

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Brexit could cost Germany £7BILLION in blow to Angela Merkel

Germany already pays out £12.3billion (€14billion) more than it receives back from the Brussels.  And the bloc is facing an approximate shortfall of £17.6billion a year once Britain leaves the EU and no longer contributes its annual £13.1billion to the budget. But now the President of Germany’s Chamber of Commerce (DIHK) Eric Schweitzer has warned the nation’s taxpayers could foot the bill if Mrs Merkel is forced to pour more money into the bloc to keep the European Project alive. A paper published by DIHK claimed “Germany alone will be…

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‘How will this work?’ EU needs MORE TIME for Brexit, Austrian Chancellor warns

Christian Kern, who will leave office in the coming weeks, said he thinks the six-month timeframe given by Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will not be enough time to negotiate the finer points. Mr Juncker said today the EU expects to begin talks on trade in March 2018, and could conclude these by October. But speaking at today’s European Council Mr Kern said member states are not happy about the Brexit timetable.  Mr Kern said: “I believe the schedule is incredibly ambitious. How this is supposed to work within six…

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‘UK is an INDISPENSABLE partner’ Rajoy admits EU desperately NEEDS Britain

Speaking at today’s meeting of the European Council, Mr Rajoy highlighted the need to maintain relations between the UK and Brussels after Brexit. Hailing the achievements of both Brexit negotiating teams in concluding stage one of talks, he said Spain would need an agreement with the UK during any transitional deal, to maintain “fantastic relations” between the two countries. Mr Rajoy said: “Any future agreement between the UK and the EU needs an agreement between Spain and the United Kingdom. That must be applied during the transitional period.  “We want…

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‘Ditch Brexit’ Dutch PM ‘happy’ for Britain to REMAIN in EU

Mr Rutte branded the decision to leave “awful” as he expressed hope for a Brexit u-turn.  Speaking from the EU summit in Brussels, Mr Rutte said he “hated Brexit” and hoped the UK would change their minds. Asked if Article 50 could be revoked, he said: “That’s still possible isn’t it?  “I am not expecting that it will happen, and as you know I hate Brexit so I hope this will happen, but it is not the impression the British Government gives at the moment. “But if they would come…

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Italy would be SUPERPOWER and Germany a disaster: Gentiloni argues Italy has MORE support

Paolo Gentiloni made the controversial comments at the end of a two-day EU summit where leaders finally agreed Brexit talks could move on to trade. In a press conference, Mr Gentiloni hit out at Germany over the way Italy was treated in its bid to be the new home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), currently based in London. Milan narrowly lost out to Amsterdam after votes were left deadlocked in last month’s decision – leading to straws being drawn to decide. And the Italian premier placed the blame firmly…

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‘Even school children can understand!’ Austrian leader says HUGE Brexit ‘riddles’ remain

Mr Kern, who has called for Brexit to be reversed because it creates too many challenges for the EU and UK, highlighted the Irish border issue as a major sticking point. He said: “To be frank, there are still some tasks left over from the first phase, for example the Irish border. “Logically speaking if there can’t be border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland and there can be no checks between Northern Ireland and the UK but between the UK and Europe, then I believe even our primary school…

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Tell us what YOU want! Malta PM orders Britain to make its Brexit position CLEAR

Jospeh Muscat said talks with the UK had been “pretty constructive” as he arrived in Brussels this morning for the second day of the EU summit .  But he stressed the need to “deliver” a Brexit deal “as soon as possible”.  He told reporters: “We all expressed our feeling that we were grateful to Prime Minister May for her commitment. “Obviously we were concerned at some developments in London, but we are totally committed from our side to deliver as soon as possible.” EU SUMMIT LIVE When quizzed over the…

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BREXIT CHRISTMAS TRUCE: Juncker admits he is ‘sad British friends are leaving’ EU

Reflecting on Brexit over the last year, the EU Commission President said it had been a “diffcult process”, adding: “I am still sad our British friends are leaving the European Union”.  The EU boss also confirmed EU colleagues had given Theresa May a spontaneous round of applause last night.  He told Sky News: “Yes, because some of us thought, including me, that she did make big efforts and this has to be recognised.” When asked if Britain wil ever leave the bloc after Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern suggested Brexit could…

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EU leadership challenge: Watch out Merkel, Italy wants to LEAD Europe

The fight among European neighbours has been brewing for more than four years since Italy began to take more of a lead in the European Council. And as all 28 EU leaders, including Theresa May, arrived in Brussels for a summit meeting today, one MP praised the Italian Prime Minister for his “strong leadership”.  Laura Garavini, an MP from the Democratic Party told The Italian Network: “There has been a strong presence of Italy for the last four years at the European Council thanks to Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni.”…

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