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    • How much regulatory divergence can we have within the UK? October 23, 2018
      Open Europe's Henry Newman examines what proposals for a Northern Irish-specific backstop on regulations might mean for future regulatory divergence within the UK.The post How much regulatory divergence can we have within the UK? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • UK must be out of any transition extension before end of parliament, says Theresa May October 23, 2018
      Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told the House of Commons, "There are some limited circumstances in which it could be argued that an extension to the implementation period might be preferable if we were certain it was only for a short time," adding, "But in any such scenario we would have to be out of this implementation period […]
    • Dominic Raab: Brexit transition period extension an “alternative” to the backstop October 22, 2018
      Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said regarding the backstop protocol, “we won’t sacrifice Northern Ireland, and we must have finality to any backstop – whether through a time-limit or a mechanism that enables the UK to leave, in case the EU doesn’t live up to its promise to get the future […]
    • European Council President: “Not enough progress has been made” to call November Brexit summit October 19, 2018
      Speaking after yesterday’s summit of EU27 leaders, European Council President Donald Tusk said, “I stand ready to convene a European Council on Brexit if and when the EU negotiator [Michel Barnier] reports that decisive progress has been made, and we should be clear that for now, not enough progress has been made.” On proposals to […]
    • Parliamentary constraint is key problem for Theresa May October 18, 2018
      Open Europe's David Shiels spoke to TRT World News on October 17 about the deadlock in Brexit negotiations, saying that it is important for the EU to realise that the UK Prime Minister faces several constraints in Parliament.The post Parliamentary constraint is key problem for Theresa May appeared first on Open Europe.
    • French government releases draft legislation for No Deal preparation October 18, 2018
      The French government yesterday published the full text of a draft legislation which would allow the executive to take emergency measures in the event of a No Deal Brexit scenario. On the rights of British citizens currently resident in France, the draft law states, “The [French] government is paying very close attention…to the rights of […]
    • This month’s Eurobarometer shows some troubling results October 17, 2018
      Open Europe's Henry Newman examines the latest Eurobarometer survey on public attitudes towards the EU.The post This month’s Eurobarometer shows some troubling results appeared first on Open Europe.
    • EU needs to move on the Irish backstop issue in Brexit talks October 17, 2018
      Appearing on TRT World News, Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh examined the prospect of solving the Irish border backstop issue in Brexit negotiations at this week’s European Council summit.The post EU needs to move on the Irish backstop issue in Brexit talks appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Donald Tusk: Only new UK proposals can break Brexit deadlock October 17, 2018
      European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday said that the state of Brexit negotiations “gives [him] no grounds for optimism” and that he will ask Prime Minister Theresa May “whether she has concrete proposals on how to break the impasse. Only such proposals can determine if a breakthrough is possible.” Tusk called for new thinking on […]
    • Brexit deal is achievable, says Theresa May October 16, 2018
      Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told the House of Commons that despite the lack of agreement on issues such as the Northern Irish backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, "I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the European Union. I continue to […]

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