'Right deal is within our grasp' says May after EU and UK announce draft Brexit agreement BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Prime Minister Theresa May has said the agreement with the European Commission on the draft political framework represented the "right deal" for the UK. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/right-deal-is-within-our-grasp-says-may-after-eu-and-uk-announce-draft-brexit-agreement-37554929.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37554984.ece/ac738/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ec44a113-a926-497b-b6a5-bbcff80dfc15_1 Email Prime Minister Theresa May has said the agreement with the European Commission on the draft political framework represented the "right deal" for the UK. European Council president Donald Tusk announced on Thursday that the text had been agreed in draft form by EU and UK negotiators and "agreed in principle at political level". The declaration outlines how trade, security and other issues will work following Brexit. The … [Read more...] about ‘Right deal is within our grasp’ says May after EU and UK announce draft Brexit agreement
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EU and UK agree draft deal on post-Brexit ties, await summit approval Independent.ie Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle to a text setting out their future relationship that can be endorsed by EU leaders at a summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday. https://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/eu-and-uk-agree-draft-deal-on-postbrexit-ties-await-summit-approval-37554962.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37534283.ece/08c3a/AUTOCROP/h342/BELGIUM%20B%2019%20Read-Only.jpg Email Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle to a text setting out their future relationship that can be endorsed by EU leaders at a summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019 and diplomats are trying to finish a divorce deal and the accompanying outline of their future relationship so that EU leaders can rubber-stamp them at a summit on Sunday. The pound rose nearly one … [Read more...] about EU and UK agree draft deal on post-Brexit ties, await summit approval
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain have agreed a draft text of a Brexit withdrawal agreement and Prime Minister Theresa May will present it to her senior ministers on Wednesday, after more than a year of tortuous negotiations. While officials choreograph the first withdrawal of a sovereign state from the EU, it remains unclear whether May can get any deal approved by the British parliament as hardline Brexiteers said she had surrendered to Brussels. “Cabinet will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow to consider the draft agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels, and to decide on next steps,” a spokesman at May’s Downing Street office said. “Cabinet ministers have been invited to read documentation ahead of that meeting,” the spokesman said, after Irish and British media were leaked details of the breakthrough. A senior EU official confirmed that a draft text had been agreed. EU leaders could meet on Nov. 25 for a summit to seal the … [Read more...] about Brexit divorce deal text agreed by EU and UK as opponents cry foul
The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier dampened hopes after he denied a report from UK daily the Times that a preliminary agreement covering financial services and data between the EU and Britain post-Brexit had been reached. According to the report, a deal had been struck that would see UK financial services companies retain access to EU markets after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc in March 2019. This sort of deal would guarantee that UK companies have access to EU markets as long as domestic regulations remained with those set by EU law. Barnier, himself, denied the report, posting on Twitter, “Misleading press articles today on Brexit & financial services,” before adding, “Reminder: EU may grant and withdraw equivalence in some financial services autonomously. As with other 3rd countries, EU ready to have a close regulatory dialogue with the UK in full respect for the autonomy of both parties.” The … [Read more...] about EU and UK still at odds as Barnier denies rumours of Brexit deal
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Britain on Tuesday of trying to impose its hostile Russia policy on the European Union and the United States, Russian news agencies reported. FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint news conference following a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow, Russia May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo Lavrov was responding to an initiative by foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who is due to tell an audience in Washington later on Tuesday that London wants the EU, which it is in the process of leaving, to increase sanctions on Moscow. Britain, the EU, and the United States blame Russia for a nerve agent attack against a former Russian double agent in Salisbury earlier this year. The Kremlin denies involvement. “Our British colleagues have quite a high opinion of themselves,” said Lavrov, who was speaking in the Black Sea resort of Sochi after … [Read more...] about Russia accuses UK of trying to dictate policy to the EU and U.S.