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Brexit 26-06-2017

Brexit: Can a bitter divorce end up in a good trade partnership?

The European Union and the United Kingdom have less than two years to negotiate a satisfactory deal for their divorce.
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Economy & Jobs 29-07-2014

EU to “scrutinise” Cameron’s plan of curbing EU migrant benefits

The European Commission said on Tuesday it will 'scrutinise” whether plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron of curbing EU migrants' access to unemployment and child benefits are complaint with EU law
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Brexit 10-07-2014

Farage: Juncker does not believe in democracy

Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met eurosceptic MEPS in the European Parliament on Wednesday, in a bid to secure backing for Europe's top job.
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EU Priorities 2020 09-07-2014

Juncker to eurosceptics: I’m no federalist

Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to appoint a socialist as Economics Commissioner.
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Brexit 08-07-2014

Pro-EU parties block eurosceptics from top jobs in EU Parliament

Pro-European forces in the EU Parliament blocked eurosceptic Italian MEP Eleanora Evi from becoming the chairman of the Petitions committee in the Chamber.
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Brexit 02-07-2014

British eurosceptic MEPs warn of ‘no business as usual’ in the EU Parliament

  British eurosceptic MEPs warned on Wednesday that a stronger representation of anti-EU forces in the European Parliament do not want a return to “business as usual”. But despite a stronger eurosceptic representation in the Chamber, there still are not...
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Brexit 30-06-2014

Cameron defeated as EU nominates Juncker Commission President

“I can announce you the European Council has just adopted a decision to propose Mr Jean-Claude Juncker to the European parliament as Commission President”.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

Cameron on Juncker’s nomination: Today was a bad day for Europe

Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that 'it was a bad day for Europe'. 'This has reconfirmed my opinion that Europe needs to change', Cameron added.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

Merkel defends Juncker’s nomination

Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council's decision of nomination EPP's Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

EU nominates Juncker as Commission President

On Friday, EU leaders nominated former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission despite strong opposition from the UK and Hungary.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Thorning-Schmidt: Juncker is an experienced politician

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that Jean-Claude Juncker is an 'experienced politician'.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Reinfeldt: Cameron and the British people also have friends inside the EU

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said that Sweden is ready to back Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Cameron: Juncker’s election as Commission president is “profoundly wrong”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that Jean0Claude Juncker is \the wrong person' to become the next Commission President. “Jean-Claude Juncker has been at the heart of the project to increase the power of Brussels and reduce the power of nation states.” Cameron added.
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Global Europe 27-06-2014

Stubb: “People in the UK need to wake up and smell the coffee”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, new Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that the potential election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President against the UK's will is not going to push Britain 'closer to leaving the EU'.
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26-06-2014

Schulz: Cameron’s political behaviour is not normal

Speaking before an S&D meeting ahead of the European Council Summit, former European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that UK's Prime Minister David Cameron must decide if 'he wants to be marginalised or involved” in the EU.
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EU Priorities 2020 25-06-2014

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy, Farage’s new group in the EU Parliament

Ukip leader Nigel Farage announced on Tuesday a name change for his eurosceptic European Parliament group. Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy will be the new name.
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13-06-2014

Parliament criticises UK for opposing Juncker as next Commission president

The European Parliament told EU council president Herman Van Rompuy on Thursday to nominate EPP Jean Claude Juncker as the next commission president. Parliament leaders warned that the Chamber is ready to veto any other candidates.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-06-2014

Merkel: I want Juncker to be the next Commission president

In a press conference in Sweden on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker should take the EU's top job.
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Brexit 05-06-2014

Cameron: I don’t want to see Britain drifting towards an EU exit

Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, UK's Prime Minister Davod Cameron said that the rise of anti-European parties in the last EU elections show the need for the EU to reform and change.
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Brexit 27-05-2014

Cameron: Brussels is too big and bossy

On his arrival to the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the European Union needs change. “Brussels got too big, too bossy, too interfering”, Cameron said.
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Brexit 27-05-2014

Farage: “There is a big dissident voice now in this Parliament”

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday that “there is a big dissident voice now in this Parliament”, as the leaders of the European Parliament political groups met in Brussels ahead of an informal dinner of EU Heads of State and Governments on Tuesday evening.
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26-05-2014

Parliament set for grand coalition after EU election despite Eurosceptic rise

43.1% of EU citizens went to the polls on Sunday to chose who will lead Europe for the next 5 years.
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26-05-2014

Farage: UKIP election win is an earthquake

Speaking as the first EU election result projection was released, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that the potential UKIP election win is ‘an earthquake’.
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26-05-2014

ECR Stevenson predicts a ‘hung Parliament’

Speaking as the first EU election result projection was released, ECR leader Struan Stevenson said on Monday that his party will not support EPP commission candidate Jean-Claude Juncker.

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