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۸ takeaways from the new EU budget proposal

Charles Michel sets out proposal for the bloc’s next seven-year budget.

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The Trump administration targets Airbus with new European Union tariffs

The Trump administration announced it would follow through with threats to slap steep tariffs on the European Union on Friday, the latest effort to penalize the bloc in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.

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‘Brexit will be a matter of damage limitation’, says EU’s chief negotiator

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday warned Britain that its departure from the bloc later this week would have “negative consequences” and only ever be an exercise in “damage limitation”.

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Illegal drug sales on the rise across the EU

At least €۱۱٫۶ billion were spent by Europeans on illegal cannabis purchases in 2017, placing the marijuana market first on the EU drug market list, the bloc’s anti-drugs agency revealed on its annual report.

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EU signs off on new joint defense projects — but to do what?

European nations will begin working on 13 innovative joint military development projects, after defense ministers from the bloc approved the measures in talks in Brussels on Tuesday.

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Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year: auditors

More than 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday, which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc’s funds are invested.

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British PM Boris Johnson to make his ‘final’ Brexit offer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will submit “final” proposals for a new Brexit agreement on Wednesday, officials said, warning that if the European Union did not engage with them, Britain would leave the bloc this month with no divorce deal.

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Why a no-deal Brexit has British Overseas Territories worried

In the lead up to Brexit, some five weeks away, the likelihood of the UK crashing out of the bloc without a deal is increasing. Come end of October, a disorderly exit will also have dramatic consequences for the 20 or so British Overseas Territories and exclaves.

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Who is ‘Mr No Deal’? Boris Johnson, Donald Tusk spar on Brexit at G7

Accusing one another of being “Mr No Deal”, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk exchanged accusations at the G7 summit Saturday over who will be to blame if Britain crashes out the bloc without an accord.

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Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal, and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on Oct.

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EU countries agree on new scheme to allocate migrants across bloc

Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new “solidarity mechanism” proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

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EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline

The EU’s satellite navigation system, developed as an alternative to the United States’ GPS, is fully offline due to “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure,” the bloc’s space agency said Sunday.

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Britain’s EU referendum was a ‘fundamental mistake’, says former PM of Finland

Esko Aho, who was Finland’s youngest ever prime minister and took the Nordic country into the bloc in 1995, said the option to leave was “not at all clear” for UK voters.

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How will Brexit affect European elections around the EU?

Not directly. Brexit barely features as an electoral issue in the rest of the bloc: as usual, voters will be swayed more by domestic politics and personal perceptions of the EU’s value

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Michel Barnier: No-deal Brexit ‘never’ the EU’s decision

A no-deal Brexit will “never be the decision of the EU,” the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday.

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EU ready to give Britain more guarantees backstop is temporary – Barnier

The European Union is ready to give Britain more guarantees that the backstop is only intended to be temporary, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator said today.

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