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Ireland knocks back Polish proposal to break Brexit deadlock over backstop

21 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS Poland's foreign minister said on Monday he had proposed limiting the Irish backstop to five years in order to unblock the Brexit deadlock, but the idea was immediately knocked back by Ireland as being out of step with the EU's stance.

Ireland knocks back Polish proposal to break Brexit deadlock over backstop

21 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS Poland's foreign minister said on Monday he had proposed limiting the Irish backstop to five years in order to unblock the Brexit deadlock but the idea was immediately knocked back by Ireland as being out of step with the EU's stance.

EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

18 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2.

EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

18 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2.

EU leaders express dismay after May's Brexit defeat

16 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed dismay and regret on Tuesday after the British parliament rejected a Brexit divorce deal, saying they were stepping up emergency planning and warned London was running out of time.

EU leaders express dismay after May's Brexit defeat

15 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed dismay and regret on Tuesday after the British parliament rejected a Brexit divorce deal, saying they were stepping up emergency planning and warned London was running out of time.

Romania corruption amnesty would harm rule of law - EU

11 Jan 2019

BUCHAREST Under scrutiny during its first six-month EU presidency, Romania would damage the rule of law if it carries out plans to decriminalise some forms of corruption and grant an amnesty to offenders, the head of the European Commission said on Friday.

Romania says political infighting won't hamper its EU presidency

10 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS/BUCHAREST Political divisions will not undermine Romania's six-month EU presidency, top officials from Bucharest said on Thursday, as the European Commission expressed concerns over whether the country was ready to lead the bloc until mid-2019.

Exit of trusted Mattis sparks concern among U.S. allies

21 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS Key allies of Washington expressed concern on Friday about the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the policies of President Donald Trump that prompted it, praising Mattis as a committed partner.

Euro zone takes step to deeper integration, key issues unresolved

14 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS European Union leaders took a step towards deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises, but deep disagreement left key issues like a euro zone budget and a deposit guarantee scheme unresolved.

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