EU’s Juncker says he is convinced Brexit will happen – Sky

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BRIGHTON, England, Sept 22 (Reuters) – EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is convinced Brexit will happen, reiterating that if Britain left the European Union without a deal there would be a new border between Northern Ireland and … Read More

EU heads back Germany’s von der Leyen to be new Commission president

The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s political heavyweights abandon the … Read More

Ireland will not be sacrificed in Brexit deal, EU commissioner says

Margrethe Vestager asserts Europe is unwavering in its support for the backstop. EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager says there is no guarantee removing the backstop element of the proposed deal will unlock the Westminster logjam. Photograph: Alan Betson Ireland will not … Read More

All across continent, preparations for a chaotic Brexit

PARIS — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal … Read More

‘Europe without Angela Merkel is possible’

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Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies, others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel’s step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. For many observers in Brussels, the twilight of … Read More

Germany should help to stabilize the euro area’s economic growth

Michael Zwahlen | EyeEm | Getty Images – The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. In spite of extraordinarily supportive monetary policy, the euro area economy is showing a considerable, and broad-based, loss of growth momentum since the beginning of this year. The area’s … Read More

The migrant crisis is still a growing burden for Europe

  © Getty French President Emmanuel Macron’s government introduced a bill last week that would accelerate the expulsion of migrants who do not qualify for asylum and make illegal border crossings a criminal offense punishable by one year in jail and a fine. And Hungary … Read More