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Post-Brexit UK always Welcome Back in EU: Timmermans


LONDON – Brexit has badly hurt Britain and “more will follow,” the European Commission vice-president wrote to the British people in a “love letter” in which he promises a warm welcome back if attitudes change. Frans Timmermans, who is the Deputy of Ursula von der Leyen in her capacity as …

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Europe ‘Will Feel’ New Refugee Wave: Erdogan


ANKARA – A new humanitarian crisis has been identified by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as thousands of Syrians escape renewed bombing in Idlib. Yet he cautioned that Turkey “will not bear such a migrant burden on its own.” On Sunday, Erdogan said his country could not accommodate a …

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Johnson Plans Brexit Law Guarantee in New No-Deal Threat


LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will amend the law to ensure that the Brexit transition phase is not prolonged, establishing a new cliff edge with the European Union at the end of next year. Boris Johnson intends to fulfill his election promise to ratify a new free trade …

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EU Commission Aims At Honest Conversations with Turkey


BRUSSELS – Under the fresh chairmanship, the European Commission is planning to hold “honest negotiations” with Turkey, EU body president said on Wednesday. The EU has important issues to discuss with Turkey, including respect for international law, Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission told reporters …

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Germany wants Ukraine’s Gas Transit Role to Continue


BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that Germany wants Russian gas to continue to flow through Ukrainian pipelines. Speaking at a press conference in Kyiv, Maas stressed that Germany supported the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the search for a deal on future gas transit …

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