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Brexit: May says £65 fee for EU nationals applying for settled status to be abolished – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summary 4.21pm GMT Here is the full text of May’s statement to MPs. 4.21pm GMT Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Commons Brexit committee, says May’s door may be open, but her mind is closed. She is ruling out rejecting no deal, and ruling out a customs union. He urges her to accept the plan in the committee’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Emily Thornberry, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Donald Tusk, May


Kosovo’s president will go to Hague court, if summoned

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president says he will respond positively if summoned by a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Hashim Thaci on Monday said that “if there is any invitation at any moment I will respond with full transparency,” and urged others […]
Tags: News, European Union, Nation, Kosovo, Hague, Pristina Kosovo, Serbia Hashim Thaci


Rights group criticizes Italy, EU’s Libya migrant policy

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch is urging Italy and the European Union to condition their support to Libya on tangible improvements in detention conditions for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The New York-based rights group says in a report Monday that unquestioning foreign support for Libya’s coast guard leads to migrants being held in […]
Tags: New York, News, European Union, Ap, Nation, Italy, Libya, Human Rights Watch, Cairo, Italy EU, Libya s coast guard


Cameron told me privately Lib Dems would block referendum he promised, Tusk claims - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about what she plans next following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planJacob Rees-Mogg’s LBC interview - SummaryDowning Street lobby briefing - Snap summary 2.17pm GMT I asked David Cameron, ‘Why did you decide on this referendum, this – it’s so dangerous, so even stupid, you know,’ and, he told me - and I was really amazed and even shocked - that the only reason was his own party,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Ireland, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Cameron, LBC


Skripal poisoning suspects put on European sanctions list

Two suspected intelligence officers included on list alongside fellow Russians and five SyriansTwo Russians blamed for poisoning the former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, have been put on a European sanctions list, alongside the top leaders of Russia’s military intelligence agency, as the EU stepped up its response to the Salisbury attacks.A total of nine individuals, four Russians and five Syrians, have been included on a sanctions list that targets those accused of chemi...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Bashar al-Assad, Brussels, Salisbury, Yulia, Sergei Skripal


No second vote on Brexit deal likely before February, says No 10

Vote next week will not be ‘meaningful’ as Theresa May continues to seek solutionFollow all the day’s developmentsParliament is unlikely to have a second binding vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal until February, Downing Street has said, playing down the significance of the motion that will be voted on next week.May’s spokesman said the vote due to be held on 29 January was not “a second meaningful vote” and the government’s motion would not spell out in detail the next stage of the prime ministe...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is imposing sanctions on Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center as the bloc steps up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers on Monday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on nine people and on Syria’s Scientific […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nation, Brussels


Work on new Eurotunnel border inspection post begins in Calais

Checkpoint for horses and other large animals part of £20m no-deal Brexit contingency planWork has begun at the Calais Eurotunnel exit for a new border inspection post for horses and other large animals as part of a £20m no-deal contingency plan.Controls are also prepared for the nearby port of Boulogne, to cater for the 200,000 tonnes of fish the UK exports through France. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Calais, Brexit, Boulogne, Calais Eurotunnel


UK: 2019 Planning Predictions - Gowling WLG

2019 is likely to be an unpredictable and turbulent year in the UK and abroad, and few will be confident enough to predict whether Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union in March;
Tags: UK, News, European Union, Northern Ireland, Great Britain


May wants parliament to rule out no-deal Brexit, Cooper says

Labour MP claims Tories want article 50 extension but party politics prevents open supportAll the day’s political developments - live!A senior Labour MP leading a backbench effort to rule out a no-deal Brexit has argued that much of the government, including Theresa May, privately want this to happen, and are relying on parliament to take action. Related: Brexit: No deal will be 'absolute disaster' says business minister, as May prepares to address MPs - Politics live Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Tories, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Cooper


For lorries queuing at congested Calais, no-deal Brexit looms large

In the first of a short series, Lisa O’Carroll joins a British driver to navigate the ‘frictionless trade’ of the French portSimon Wilkinson, a British lorry driver, is surveying about 1,000 lorries amassing at the “queue for the queue” about half a mile from a French port. “This is frictionless trade on a Thursday afternoon in Calais,” he said.Wilkinson runs a small haulage company in Kent that specialises in transporting frozen food. Like all hauliers, he is looking ahead to the possibility of...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Transport, Road transport, Calais, Kent, Brexit, Wilkinson, Lisa O'Carroll


European Union: SEELegal Employment & Immigration Handbook - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law

The right to employment is provided for in Article 49(1) of the Constitution which defines that "Everyone has the right to earn a means of living by lawful work that he/she has chosen or accepted himself.
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European Union: Joint Committee Of ESAS Publishes Report On Regulatory Sandboxes And Innovation Hubs - Orrick

On January 7, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs") (that is, the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) published a report (JC 2018 74) on regulatory sandboxes and innovation hubs.
Tags: News, European Union, Joint Committee, ESMA, European Supervisory Authorities, EBA EIOPA


European Union: ECB Publishes Letter On Variable Remuneration Policies Of Credit Institutions - Orrick

On January 10, the European Central Bank ("ECB") published a letter from Andrea Enria, ECB Supervisory Board Chair, on the variable remuneration policies of credit institutions in the SSM.
Tags: News, European Union, Ecb, European Central Bank ECB, Andrea Enria, Credit Institutions Orrick, ECB Supervisory Board


EU citizen registration in UK could become 'new Windrush', say migration experts

Critics warn many could be left without legal status to stay if settlement scheme failsMigration experts have warned that the post-Brexit system for registering EU citizens living in the UK could become a new “Windrush scandal” as the scheme to register an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK begins.From Monday, the third phase of testing will open to EU residents in the UK, who will be able to register for the new post-Brexit “settled status”. The Home Office is extending its live...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, The Home Office, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


Facebook will work with Germany to combat election interference, Sheryl Sandberg says

Facebook will partner with German officials ahead of the European Union elections in May to crack down on fake accounts and misinformation.
Tags: Facebook, Germany, European Union, Cnn, Sheryl Sandberg


Facebook and Germany team up to fight election interference

Facebook will partner with German officials ahead of the European Union elections in May to crack down on fake accounts and misinformation.
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'No solutions' to Irish backstop in May's Brexit call with cabinet

Statement on Monday expected to focus on finding a remedy to issue that threatens to split Tory partyTheresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit

Despite PM’s promise of compromise priority remains fixing backstop to prevent Tory split Theresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. But despite her claim in the wake of last week’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


MPs to ambush May with amendments to stop no-deal Brexit

The PM is to present the next stage of her plan to get her deal through on MondayMPs are to ambush Theresa May’s statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for “indicative votes” to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority.The Labour frontbench is undecided as to whether to back either proposal. Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, is planning to put down a tightly-worded amendment to give time for...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit Anarchy In The U.K. Could Bring U.S. Financial Workers Home

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times about how Great Britain leaving the European Union may affect the U.S. economy and American businesses.
Tags: News, European Union, Npr, Financial Times, Great Britain, Peter Spiegel, Lulu Garcia Navarro, U K Could Bring U S Financial Workers Home


Brexit: No 10 hits out at MPs trying to delay article 50 to avert no deal

Downing Street says it is ‘extremely concerning’ MPs could attempt to override the governmentDowning Street has said it is “extremely concerning” that MPs could attempt to override the government to suspend or delay the article 50 process to leave the EU in their effort to prevent a no-deal Brexit.A slew of backbench amendments are expected to be attached to the prime minister’s statement on Monday on the way forward for the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Labour’s Brexit spokesman says renegotiation of May deal unlikely before UK leaves EUAny withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ire...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Labour, Northern Ireland, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, EU Starmer


UK's May wants Irish treaty to break Brexit impasse: paper

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to seek a bilateral treaty with the Irish government as a way to remove the contentious backstop arrangement from Britain's divorce deal with the European Union, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times said aides to May thought a deal with Ireland would remove the opposition to her Brexit plan from the Democratic Unionist Party that supports May's minority government and from pro-Brexit rebels in her Conservative Party. May suffered a heavy defeat in par...
Tags: UK, News, Conservative, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Conservative Party, Sunday Times, Brexit, May, Democratic Unionist party


Ministers agree to consider Lib Dem plans for new referendum

Vince Cable says move follows cross-party talks on Brexit deadlock optionsCabinet ministers involved in cross-party talks on how to break the Brexit deadlock have given the first indication that they are prepared to examine plans for a potential second referendum on the UK’s departure from the EU, according to the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable.The offer to examine a possible timetable for a second vote drawn up by the Lib Dems was made during discussions between senior Liberal Democra...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Michael Gove, Vince Cable, Brexit, Cabinet Office, Vince, Lib Dem, David Lidington


The wolf of no-deal Brexit – cartoon

Unscrupulous business interests slaver at the prospect of crashing out of Europe Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit


Starmer: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the shadow Brexit secretary said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Starmer


Brexit: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on the ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Starmer said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relations...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, European Union Starmer


Give MPs free vote on Brexit options, says Sir John Major

Ex-PM urges Theresa May to stage series of ‘indicative’ votes as way out of impasseSir John Major has called for MPs to be allowed to have a free vote on a series of options to solve the unfolding Brexit crisis, saying he feared millions would be hurt if Britain crashed out of the EU with the wrong deal.The former prime minister called on Theresa May to stage a series of “indicative” votes in parliament to establish if any proposals could command a majority. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, John Major, Brexit


How to break a Brexit deadlock: 'keep going, be flexible ... and listen'

Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take noteWestminster is in deadlock. The progress of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement has stalled in parliament, where a majority of MPs are opposed to it. Jeremy Corbyn has refused to enter talks with the prime minister until she rules out a no-deal Brexit, a demand she describes as “an impossible condition”. So how do our political representatives get themselves out of this impasse?“Negoti...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Soas University of London, J Simon Rofe



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