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Brexit 13-09-2019

Northern Irish party drops some EU objections, opening door to Brexit deal

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to accept Northern Ireland abiding by some EU rules after Brexit as part of a deal to replace the Irish backstop, potentially opening the door to a withdrawal agreement, The Times newspaper reported on Friday (13 September).
Brexit 12-09-2019

Irish backstop must be part of Brexit deal, says EU Parliament chief

There will be no Brexit deal without an Irish backstop, European Parliament President David Sassoli said on Thursday (12 September). However, the EU is willing to revive a proposal that would keep only Northern Ireland in the bloc’s orbit to...
Digital 12-09-2019

Digital Brief: Another Brexit data scandal?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This centralised harvesting of citizen’s data is very suspicious…” Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Wednesday...
Data protection 12-09-2019

UK government accused of ‘harvesting citizen data’ ahead of Brexit

UK opposition parties have hit out at the government for an alleged harvesting of user data, surreptitiously obtained from individuals accessing the official Gov.uk website, ahead of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the EU at the end of October.
Brexit 12-09-2019

UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

The "Operation Yellowhammer" worst-case assumptions published on Wednesday (11 September) look like a heavy blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has been pushing for a hard Brexit.
Brexit 12-09-2019

Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow Wednesday (11 September) when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
Brexit 11-09-2019

‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson says he seeks Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Tuesday (10 September) he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the European Union, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising clashes with MPs over his Brexit plan.
Brexit 10-09-2019

Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday (10 September) he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the European Union until 2020 unless he can strike a divorce deal.
Brexit 08-09-2019

UK lawmakers to block election again, as constitutional crisis intensifies

The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
Politics 06-09-2019

Tweets of the Week: Westminster debacle, Italy’s new government, and VDL’s squad

This week, Westminster debacle left us all slack-jawed, Italy’s new government is a little bit odd, and Vdl has her full Commission squad.
Brexit 05-09-2019

Johnson to hold new vote on snap election, as brother quits over Brexit strategy

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make one final attempt next Monday (9 September) to set a general election for 15 October as it became increasingly unlikely that the country would ask the EU to stay in the bloc beyond the 31 October deadline.
Brexit 04-09-2019

‘Brexiles’ protest in Dublin at prospect of UK leaving with no deal

Despairing at a country she believed was becoming more insular the more its Brexit debate raged, Briton Jess Worsdale decided this year that it was time to move to Ireland for good. On Tuesday (3 September), she was among about...
Brexit 03-09-2019

Johnson seeks snap election after MPs vote to block No Deal Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will attempt to force a snap election on 15 October after suffering a humiliating defeat to his Brexit strategy in parliament on Tuesday night (3 September).
Brexit 03-09-2019

French customs struggles to cope with no-deal Brexit planning

On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 02-09-2019

Johnson mulls snap election as MPs seek to block no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson is moving closer to calling a snap election this week, if UK lawmakers adopt legislation aimed at preventing a No Deal Brexit.
Brexit 02-09-2019

Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
Economy & Jobs 02-09-2019

Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.
Digital 29-08-2019

Digital Brief: How to deal with a problem like Artificial Intelligence

Welcome back to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “GDPR includes provisions which could potentially hinder the development of data-driven, self-learning algorithmic systems.” – S&D...
Brexit 29-08-2019

Johnson sparks fury in UK after suspension of parliament, EU stays cool

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked fury among pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain's EU departure date.
Politics 29-08-2019

Very British coup condemned by Johnson’s critics

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted to fend off critics from across the political spectrum yesterday, after he had filed a request to the Queen to approve a temporary dissolution of Parliament, which Her Majesty approved.
Brexit 28-08-2019

Queen approves Johnson’s request to suspend UK parliament in new twist of Brexit drama

The UK government has formally requested the intervention of the Queen in its bid to suspend parliament, in a move that critics warn will provoke a full-blown constitutional crisis in the country just before its planned exit from the European Union.  
Brexit 27-08-2019

Farage offers electoral pact if Johnson pursues ‘no deal’ Brexit

Nigel Farage has mooted the prospect of an election pact with Boris Johnson’s Conservative party, but only if the Prime Minister "summoned the courage" to pursue a no deal.
Brexit 27-08-2019

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday (26 August), warning that future ties would be threatened if London failed to honour its commitments.
Global Europe 26-08-2019

G7 weekend sum-up: Trump deepens divisions by pushing for Russia’s readmission

The readmission of Russia in the Group of Seven most industrialised countries became a bone of contention between Donald Trump and his partners during a summit held in Biarritz (France), as the Europeans and Canada insisted on maintaining the group as a “club of liberal democracies”.

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