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EU Leader Suggests Simplifying How the Bloc Is Run - New York Times

BRUSSELS — Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, laid out plans on Wednesday to simplify the byzantine governance of the European Union. In perhaps the boldest proposal in his annual address to the European Parliament, Mr ...and more »

Despite Brexit, European economy shows signs of momentum - Christian Science Monitor

Bolstered by consistent economic growth the EU is looking toward a brighter future. Plans for greater security, a halt to new membership, and a revamped approach to the refugee crisis are a few of the items on the new agenda. EU president Jean-Claude ...and more »

London Seeks 'Deep Security Partnership' With EU After Brexit - U.S. News & World Report

FILE PHOTO: Helicopters fly over the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, as it arrives in Portsmouth, Britain August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Reuters. By William James. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to have closer defence ...and more »

UK Will Offer Troops to Support EU Operations After Brexit - Bloomberg

Britain will continue to offer troops to European Union operations after Brexit, as well as agreeing to joint foreign-policy positions with the bloc, even as it continues to link security to a future trade deal. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said ...and more »

Juncker Tells EU to Seize 'Window of Opportunity' After Brexit - Bloomberg

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pushed to expand Europe's global economic footprint in a sign of growing confidence that the political threats posed by Brexit and populism can be curtailed. Juncker, who leads the European Union's ...and more »

What new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit? - The Conversation UK

Eleanor Spaventa has received funding from the European Commission and the European Parliament for independent academic research projects. Partners. Durham University provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK. View all partners ...and more »

The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails - EU News

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the ...and more »

Three significant speeches on Brexit - Financial Times

A few days ago there were a couple of significant speeches in the House of Lords. The upper chamber of parliament was holding a short general debate on the UK and the EU. This is worth reading. Most of the contributions were of high quality but these ...and more »

Europe Sheds Its Brexit Baggage and Aims for a Bold Relaunch - Bloomberg

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will deliver the annual State of the Union speech this week in a more upbeat mood than a year ago, when the 28-nation bloc was buffeted by the U.K.'s decision to leave and anti-EU parties ...and more »

For Europe, There Are No Shortcuts to Fiscal Union - Bloomberg

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made clear in his State of the Union speech today that he wants more Europe, including an expanded euro zone club. That will require a degree of economic and financial integration Europe currently lacks ...and more »