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Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

In a speech alongside 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for suggesting climate change was "invented" and "ideological". "In the next financial period from 2021 to 2027, every fourth euro spent within the EU budget will go towards action to mitigate climate change," Juncker said of his proposal for the EU budget, which is typically 1 percent of the bloc's economic output, or 1 trillion euros ($1.1...
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EU’s Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month. Juncker told an European Union conference on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit “will have terrible economic and social consequences both […]
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No breakthrough for May after 'constructive' Brexit talks in Brussels

PM asks Juncker for changes to Irish backstop as pair agree to meet again in FebruaryTheresa May has told European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker she needed “legally-binding changes” to the Irish backstop if MPs were to back her Brexit deal, during a high-stakes meeting in Brussels that yielded no obvious breakthrough.With only 37 days until the UK leaves the European Union, EU expectations were low when May arrived in Brussels. Shortly before meeting the prime minister, Juncker predic...
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British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary is telling a German audience that securing an orderly British departure from the European Union is “of paramount importance.” Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin on Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s trip to Brussels later in the day to meet EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. May […]
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Brexit: May heads back to Brussels but EU not budging

With less than six weeks until Brexit day, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has agreed to meet May once again
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Brexit: Theresa May to return to Brussels for further talks

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker for further talks over her Brexit deal.
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Brexit: Theresa May to go back to Brussels on Wednesday

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker for further talks on Wednesday.
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Brexit backstop talks: Theresa May to present EU with new proposals

Eurosceptics strike positive note even as PM backpedals on ‘Malthouse compromise’ Theresa May will present the EU with new legal proposals to solve the Irish backstop issue on Wednesday, which No 10 hopes will be enough to convince Eurosceptics to back her Brexit deal.The prime minister is travelling to Brussels to meet Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, with a plan to secure legal assurances that the Irish backstop would not permanently bind the UK into a customs union. Con...
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Brussels accuses Orbán of peddling conspiracy theory with Juncker poster

Campaign claims commission president and George Soros are ‘endangering Hungary’s safety’The European commission has accused Viktor Orbán’s government of a propagating a “shocking” and “ludicrous conspiracy theory”, after Hungary launched a poster campaign targeting Jean-Claude Juncker.Opening a new front against Brussels a few months before European elections, the poster shows the European commission president alongside the Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, a familiar target in Hun...
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Brexit: Prime minister to go back to Brussels on Wednesday

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker for further talks on Wednesday.
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EU chief: UK voting in European election would be a ‘joke’

BERLIN (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can’t rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring’s European Parliament election. However, Juncker told German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung in an interview published Tuesday that such a scenario was “difficult to imagine,” saying it would be a […]
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EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.
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Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect “for an exemplary European citizen” who showed “rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds […]
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UK's May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop, one of the most contentious parts of the withdrawal agreement she agreed in November, her office said. May has told EU leaders she could pass her deal with concessions primarily around the backstop - a guarantee that there can be no return to border controls between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland. The backstop has become one of the...
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Cooper wins increasing Tory support for new plan to allow MPs to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit 6.18pm GMT The Labour MP Yvette Cooper has published details of her latest plan to ensure that MPs get the chance to vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit. Here are the key points.This bill would require the prime minister and parliament to take crucial decisions by the middle of March at the very latest on whether the UK is leaving with a deal, without a deal or seeking a...
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Donald Tusk: Passionate politician forged in Poland’s fight against communism

The president of the European council caused a tabloid feeding frenzy with his ‘special place in hell’ remark but what makes him tick?Donald Tusk has it in him to be a bit of a hooligan. His younger self, he admits, would “roam the streets cruising for a bruising” to break the monotony of communist life in his home-town of Gdańsk, the port city on Poland’s Baltic coast.Contrary to the image of the typical bloodless Brussels Eurocrat, the president of the European council, who stands alongside Je...
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Brexit Deadlock Continues as EU Rebuffs Theresa May’s Demands

The U.K. and European Union pushed Brexit talks closer to the brink after Prime Minister Theresa May’s day of negotiations in Brussels failed to make any significant breakthrough. During a series of tense meetings, May and senior EU officials agreed their negotiating teams would get back round the table by the end of February in an attempt to break the impasse that threatens to push the U.K. crashing out of the bloc next month without an agreement. European Commission President Jean-Claude Jun...
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Brexit deal may not be put to MPs until late March, officials say

May and Juncker hold strained talks as EU examines technical aspects of Irish border The Brexit negotiations are being pushed to the brink by Theresa May and the EU, with any last-minute offer by Brussels on the Irish backstop expected to be put to MPs just days before the UK is due to leave.In strained talks on Thursday, during which Donald Tusk suggested that Jeremy Corbyn’s plan could help resolve the Brexit crisis, Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, agree...
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Jean-Claude Juncker's Irish thank you card sender revealed

A Dublin woman says she sent a card to Jean-Claude Juncker because he "stood up for Ireland".
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May clashes with Tusk and Juncker but EU agrees to fresh talks

No 10 and EU announce new negotiations on the ‘speed’ of post-Brexit trade talksAll the day’s political developments – live updatesTheresa May clashed with Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk during Brexit talks in Brussels but has secured agreement for a fresh round of formal negotiations to break the impasse.A meeting with the European commission president was described as “robust”, with Juncker resolutely rebuffing May’s demand for a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
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Theresa May says she rebuked Donald Tusk over his anti-Brexiter 'hell' comment - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude JunckerCorbyn faces Labour backlash after making Brexit offer to MayJoint May/Juncker statement plays down prospect of early breakthroughMay’s statement after her talks in Brussels - Summary 4.08pm GMT Owen Smith, the Labour MP and pro-European who challenged Jeremy Corbyn unsuccessfully for the party leadership in 2016, has told Rad...
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Theresa May assures senior MEPs there will be backstop in final Brexit deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 2.30pm GMT Antonio Tajani, president of the European parliament, and Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, have been speaking to journalists after their meeting with Theresa May.Here are the key points.It is important that Mrs May today in the meeting assured us that there will be a backstop, that - what sh...
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Brexit: May and Juncker announce more talks to break deadlock

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker hold a "robust but constructive" meeting on Brexit deal changes.
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Little sign of Brexit progress as May and Juncker clash

Breakthrough is not expected by next Wednesday, when PM was expected to put revised deal to MPsAll the day’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has clashed with Jean-Claude Juncker during “robust” Brexit talks in Brussels but secured agreement for a fresh round of formal negotiations to break the impasse.Demands from the prime minister for a renegotiation of the terms of the Irish backstop were firmly rejected by the European commission president despite May’s insistence that such ...
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