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European Commission's draft negotiating directives for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom - Q&A - EU News

What have you adopted today? The European Commission has today adopted a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the UK, in accordance with Article 218 (3) of the Treaty on European Union. The recommendation ...and more »

Brexit: English is losing its importance in Europe, says Juncker - The Guardian

European commission chief's remark follows Theresa May's broadside against EU 'meddling' in UK elections. Jennifer Rankin in Florence. Fri 5 May 2017 11.02 EDT First published on Fri 5 May 2017 07.15 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

Brussels hoists gross Brexit 'bill' to €100bn - Financial Times

The EU has raised its opening demand for Britain's Brexit bill to an upfront gross payment of up to €100bn, according to Financial Times analysis of new stricter demands driven by France and Germany. Following direct requests from several member states ...and more »

Speech by Michel Barnier at the 7th State of the Union Conference, European University Institute, Florence - EU News

Protecting Citizens' Rights in the Negotiations with the UK. Good afternoon to all of you. I will speak in English – obviously, I wish to be understood by the people who speak French, especially two days before this crucial election in my country. But ...and more »

Theresa May declares war on Brussels, urging: 'Let me fight for Britain' - The Guardian

PM claims European politicians and officials are behind 'deliberately timed' threats aimed at influencing election result. Heather Stewart and Peter Walker. Wed 3 May 2017 16.25 EDT First published on Wed 3 May 2017 11.19 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Britain votes…again: three crucial questions - OUPblog (blog)

Last month, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Britain would hold a general election on 8 June. The election raises three crucial questions. First, why did the Prime Minister call an election now? Under British law, she could have remained in ...and more »

European Commission takes next step in Article 50 process by recommending draft negotiating directives - EU News

The College of Commissioners has today sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European ...and more »

The UK Government Is Completely Deluded About Brexit - Forbes

The UK's eventual exit from the EU is looking more and more likely to be a train wreck. The Brexiteers in Prime Minister Theresa May's administration are living in a fantasy world. And although May herself comes across as sensible and pragmatic, it now ...and more »

David Davis rejects claim of €100bn Brexit divorce bill - The Guardian

Brexit secretary says figure is part of 'rough and tumble' of negotiations, and proves that no deal is better than bad deal. • General election 2017 - live updates · Matthew Weaver and Heather Stewart. Wed 3 May 2017 04.45 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 ...and more »

Jean-Claude Juncker could learn a thing or two from David Davis - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Even David Davis's loudest critics would concede one thing about the Brexit secretary: he is nothing if not breezily confident. His performance on the media rounds this morning was no exception; and his message following Theresa May's now-famously ...and more »