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EU leaders agree to pick new ‘Mr or Ms Europe’ next month

05 May, 2019 10:47 am 10:47 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders engaged in a first skirmish on Tuesday over who should become the next chief of the European Commission, giving themselves a short deadline to agree on the bloc’s top jobs and a target of assigning half of them to women. Chancellor Angela Merkel was upset with French President Emmanuel … Read More

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May will seek ‘pragmatic’ solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

02 February, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels. With less than two months until Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29, … Read More

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May asks lawmakers to send a message to Brussels on Brexit deal

01 January, 2019 8:26 am 8:26 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday ask her Conservative lawmakers to send a message to Brussels that they would support her Brexit deal if a plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is replaced. Parliament will on Tuesday try to shape the future of the country’s exit from the European … Read More

Jo Johnson quits UK government, urges referendum to avoid Brexit chaos

11 November, 2018 8:26 am 8:26 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government , calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid her Brexit plans unleashing Britain’s greatest crisis since World War Two. Quitting as a junior transport minister, Johnson called May’s Brexit plans delusional and said he … Read More

Froome’s bid for fifth Tour win to start in Brussels

10 October, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

(Reuters) – Chris Froome’s bid to equal Eddy Merckx’s five Tour de France titles will begin in Brussels next year after organisers announced the route for the three-week race on Thursday. The 2019 edition will mark the 50th anniversary of Belgian great Merckx’s first win and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the fabled … Read More

Apple’s Cook set to back strong privacy laws in Europe, US at Brussel...

10 October, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is expected to praise new European privacy rules and to voice the company’s support for strong laws in Europe and the United States to protect the use of data, according to prepared remarks for delivery at a Brussels event. Cook will describe Europe’s General Data … Read More

‘No-deal’ Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK...

09 September, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons’ mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and force motorists to get an international license to drive in Europe, the government said . Recent signals from Brussels have buoyed hopes that the United Kingdom and the EU can agree and approve … Read More

PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan

09 September, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner break with the European Union. With under two months before Britain and the EU want … Read More

Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

08 August, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s ageing infrastructure. But the political anger generated by tragedy in Genoa, in which at least 39 people died, could instead end up … Read More