Labour keir starmer

Labour wants continued single market access after Brexit

Labour has demanded British single market membership remain an option post-Brexit after the DUP blocked a deal over Irish border concerns. Sir Keir Starmer asked...
DUP Arlene Foster

DUP blocks Brexit deal over EU regulatory concerns

A Brexit deal was scuppered yesterday as the DUP flexed their political muscle. Theresa May had agreed in principle to a deal with Jean-Claude Junker...
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Northern Ireland to remain bound by single market rules after Brexit

The UK government has conceded that Northern Ireland will remain subject to EU single market rules and regulations after Brexit according to an RTÉ...
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Brexit bill “agreed” according to EU official

A final Brexit bill amount has been agreed to, a senior EU official has told Reuters. Recent coverage focused on a deal having already been...
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Europol-UK relationship in jeopardy after Brexit

Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier suggested the UK would be removed from Europol after leaving the EU during a speech in Berlin. Speaking at the...
Brexit

Three months on, Brexit remains more elusive than ever

If a week is a long time in politics, then surely three months is a millennium. But that is precisely how much time has...
UK EU

UK doesn’t need free trade agreements to prosper, IEA think tank...

The Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report claiming that the UK doesn't need free trade agreements to prosper. Penned by Professor of Economics at...
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EU ministers push forward ’emergency brake’ for visa-free travel

Ministers at the Council of the European Union announced plans for an 'emergency brake' on visa-free travel, after France and Germany proposed curbing travel...
Inflation

Inflation down to -0.2% across Europe

Inflation fell in April from March by .02% across the EU, Eurostat figures show. Seventeen member states of the European Union showed negative interest rates,...
Europol report

More than 90% of migrants use criminal networks to get to...

A joint Europol-Interpol report found that more than 90% of migrants crossing into Europe do so using criminal organisations. The report on the extraordinary crisis interviewed 1,500...
€500 note

€500 note to be withdrawn from circulation over illegal use concerns

The €500 note is to be removed from circulation because of concerns that it aided criminal activity. But the European Central Bank said the existing notes will...
EU Kosovo

Kosovo might be next to get visa-free travel to EU

Shortly after giving Turkish citizens the right to travel to the European Union without a visa, the European Commission announced Kosovo may be next...
France Schengen border

Schengen controls extend as calls grow for unified “European Border and...

Internal Schengen border controls will be extended for six months, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. The Schengen Area provides passport-free travel amongst 26 European countries...
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NATO considers military buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russian threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said NATO will consider increasing its military presence in the border regions of Eastern Europe to counter increased Russian...
Visa passport control Greece

Visa-free travel for Turks going to Europe

The European Commission will press ahead with visa-free travel for Turkish citizens under conditions related to the migrant influx, as part of a controversial EU-Turkey deal. This...
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Huge TTIP leak sparks environmental protection fears

Greenpeace has obtained a report that suggests the European Union would weaken environmental regulations if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was adopted. The...
Belgium Tihange Nuclear Power Station

Belgium, Netherlands to distribute iodine pills for nuclear safety

Belgian Health Minister Maggie De Block has told local media that every Belgian is to receive iodine pills to safeguard against any potential nuclear incidents. Iodine...
Eurozone European Central Bank

Eurozone growth unexpectedly doubles

Figures released by Eurostat show an unexpected increase in Eurozone economic growth in the first quarter of 2016. Compared to the last quarter of 2015,...
Polish parliament

Human Rights Watchdog voices concerns over new Polish police powers

A delegation from the European Commission for Democracy through Law is set to visit Warsaw after the Polish government adopted a law granting greater police oversight...
Romania F22 Raptor

US sends advanced warplanes to Romania

Two of the most advanced warplanes on the planet have arrived in Romania alongside a refuelling plane, as the US seeks to reassure the...