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EC president Juncker remembers UK's Brexit includes a "very salty" exit bill.

A future relationship between Britain and the European Union will take years to negotiate and the UK can expect a hefty bill as the price of exit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned. Mr. Juncker said Britain must understand that it will not be able to negotiate a cut-price or zero-cost' exit from ...

- MercoPress - FK

How a tiny Canadian IT company helped swing the Brexit vote for Leave.

With the entire political establishment massed against them and the bookmakers giving them no hope, the Leave campaign faced what many thought was an impossible battle to take Britain out of the European Union.But election data...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'We're winning,' says Britain's Nigel Farage to American conservatives.

British politician Nigel Farage is telling American conservatives that "what happened in 2016 is the beginning of a great global revolution." Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Farage on Friday compared Britain's June vote to leave the European Union and President Donald...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

British Politician Nigel Farage Links Brexit to President Trump's Win.

British politician Nigel Farage likened President Trump's win to the successful Brexit campaign which led to Great Britain planning to leave the European Union. In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday, the former U.K. Independence Party leader argued that the two ...

- TIME Magazine - US

The Brief: Right to stay must be first priority of Brexit talks.

The status of EU citizens in Britain and British workers in the EU should be resolved as soon as possible.

- EurActive - UK

Some EU officials thought Trump's statement that the EU was 'wonderful' was a 'hoax'.

Thomson ReutersBRUSSELS - When Donald Trump called the European Union "wonderful" and said he was "totally in favor of it", some Brussels officials feared the headline was a hoax, given the U.S. president's earlier apparent disdain for the bloc. Trump's remarks in an interview with Reuters late on Thursday appeared to ...

- Business Insider - US

Economists want an industrial strategy – can it solve productivity puzzle?.

An updated industrial strategy for the UK is long overdue, a poll of prominent economists says, with the process of leaving the EU set to begin in earnest within a month. Two-thirds of the economists’ surveyed, including some of the leading academic economists in Britain, agree that the UK needs a new industrial ...

- City AM - UK

Tony Blair's Democratic Insurrection.

The former UK leader's recent call for voters to rethink leaving the EU is an Emperor's New Clothes moment. Blair is now an unpopular figure, but his voice is loud enough to carry above the crowd of flatterers assuring Prime Minister Theresa May that her naked gamble with Britain's future is clad in democratic finery.

- Project Syndicate - US

Brexit talks blow, Malaysia murder twist, Russia's cyberwarriors.

Germany and Italy dash Britain's hope of parallel trade talks during EU exit

- Financial Times - US

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees.

A leaked EU document suggests that Brits across the EU will face fallout due to the UK's treatment of foreigners after the Brexit vote - and Berlin is stalling on its own position.

- The Local - INT

Theresa May's Tories lash out at EU's US$63b Brexit bill.

LONDON, Feb 24 — UK lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party hit back at claims from Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern that Britain will be charged €60 billion to leave the European Union as tensions...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Electoral Commission to probe spending of EU referendum campaigns

The UK Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into the spending of the Leave and Remain campaigns ahead of last year's EU referendum.  Figures released last year showed a 52 to 48 per cent split between Leave and Remain in EU referendum donations. The Electoral Commission today published details of more than ...

- City AM - UK

Juncker envisions EU overhaul, roles for post-Brexit UK and Turkey

The head of the EU's executive commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has suggested a dramatic restructuring of the bloc with "core" members and "orbit" nations. These outliers could include the UK and Turkey, he said.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Donald Trump, white victimhood and the South African far-right

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria. Alon Skuy/The TimesIn the age of smartphones and social media, the spread of ideas as digital memes is global and unpredictable. This includes, for example, Islamic State recruiting followers from across the globe, to the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Taoiseach wants Brexit deal to include GFA clause

The Taoiseach has said he wants the final Brexit agreement between the European Union and Britain to allow for Irish reunification in line with the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

- RTE - IE

Forget the noise: There are reasons for hope as EU negotiations draw near

In just just a few days the UK will embark on one of the longest multilateral negotiations in its history as the Prime Minister invokes Article 50 and the process of withdrawal from the EU begins in earnest. To read the headlines or remain glued to Twitter , you would think we are heading towards years and years of angry ...

- City AM - UK

Enda Kenny insists on united Ireland clause in Brexit deal

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted on a clause in the Brexit deal to allow the North to rejoin the European Union as part of a united Ireland.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

EU doesn't want hard Irish border after Brexit

BRUSSELS " The head of the European Union's executive commission says he does not want a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and member state Ireland once Britain has broken away from the bloc.EU Commission president Jean-Claude...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Citizens' Rights Questions Loom Over Brexit

The post-Brexit future of millions of continental and British expatriates has become a point of contention as the U.K. and the European Union gear up for divorce talks, Laurence Norman and Valentina Pop write.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Brexit: EU backs Dublin on open Northern Ireland border

The EU Commission chief says Brexit must not re-impose Northern Ireland border controls.

- BBC - UK

Net migration to the UK falls 15% after Brexit vote, while 17% more EU citizens are leaving the country

The number of Spaniards registering as UK residents has also dropped The post Net migration to the UK falls 15% after Brexit vote, while 17% more EU citizens are leaving the country appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

- The Olive Press - ES

'Brexit could help India-EU FTA'

Britain's exit from the European Union is likely to positively impact the economic bloc's long- drawn negotiations over a free trade agreement with India, according to a leaked document drawn up by the members of the EU parliament.The document drawn up by Members of the European Parliament in the EU's influential trade ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Brexit: Barclays 'committed to London'

Barclays is making plans in case the UK loses access to the EU single market after Brexit, but is committed to London, chief executive Jes Staley says.

- BBC - UK

Taoiseach wants Brexit deal to reflect GFA

The Taoiseach has said he wants the final Brexit agreement between the European Union and Britain to allow for Irish reunification in line with the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

- RTE - IE

Economists say immigration cap is harmful after numbers dip below 300,000

Immigration to the UK from countries in central and eastern Europe fell significantly in the year to September, including the period after the EU referendum, while net migration dipped below 300,000, new figures show. Emigration by nationals from the eight nations which joined the EU in 2004 tripled, according to the Office ...

- City AM - UK

EU rules out post-Brexit 'hard border' with Northern Ireland

Irish leader Kenny and EU commission president Juncker have said borders on the island should remain "as open as possible" when the UK leaves the EU.

- EU Observer - EU

More east European migrants leaving UK after Brexit vote

MIGRANTS from eight eastern European countries are increasingly leaving Britain after the Brexit vote but the number arriving from Bulgaria and Romania has jumped, official data released yesterday showed. Data from the Office for National Statistics also showed that in the year ending in September 2016, net migration ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Brexit could help India-European Union FTA: report

Members of European Parliament point to May's hostile visa policy towards Indian professionals as a major hurdle.

- The Hindu - IN

Business Insider: Labour MPs think the government hides info if Russia meddled in Brexit

LONDON — Labour MPs are ratcheting up pressure on the government to reveal whether Russia interfered in the EU referendum. The post Business Insider: Labour MPs think the government hides info if Russia meddled in Brexit appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

After Brexit vote, 100,000 UK firms registered in Ireland

Some 100,000 companies from the UK registered in Ireland since Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016, campaigning organisation Manufacturing Northern Ireland told MPs on Wednesday. UK companies are doing so against worst-case scenarios, if they develop', the organisation's Stephen Kelly said. It is unclear how many UK ...

- EU Observer - EU

Brexit was the result of fake news narratives says ECB chief economist

The UK’s vote to leave the EU was swayed by “negative popular narratives”, according to the chief economist of the European Central Bank . Speaking in London, Peter Praet noted “fake news can flourish nowadays” owing to new technologies. He then added: “The outcome of the UK referendum ...

- City AM - UK

Immigration from eastern Europe falls as net migration dips below 300,000

Immigration to the UK from countries in central and eastern Europe fell significantly in the year to September, including the period after the EU referendum, while net migration dipped below 300,000, new figures show. Emigration by nationals from the eight nations which joined the EU in 2004 tripled, according to the Office ...

- City AM - UK

UK farmers hold on to cash, cut investment on Brexit uncertainty

British farmers are holding back on big investments as they brace for the UK's exit from the European Union, their largest market and a vital source of subsidies. Agriculture enjoyed a brief boost after Britain voted to leave the bloc last June, when a weaker pound lifted profits by about 12 per cent and subsidy payments by ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Brexit vote surge in EU residence applications

Administrative demand puts pared-back Home Office under strain

- Financial Times - US

Fact check: will the Brexit divorce bill cost the UK €60 billion?

shutterstock.comA wide range of figures are flying around regarding how much the UK's divorce settlement' from the EU will cost. This is nothing to do with retaining market access or agreeing to a trade deal – it's the bill that the EU may send Britain for outstanding budget obligations. The most widely quoted figure is ...

- The Conversation - UK

Want a stronger economy? Give immigrants a warm welcome

Immigrants have long been a scapegoat when economies are sputtering, jobs are being lost or security is a concern. President Donald Trump's planned wall along the Mexican border, for example, is premised on the notion that immigrants are pouring across the border , taking Americans' jobs and committing a disproportionate ...

- The Conversation - UK

2017 could be a turning point for European integration – but not in the way you think

There can be little doubt that this year's elections in Germany and France may determine the future of the European Union. For nearly a decade now, the EU has been facing unprecedented challenges, from the euro crisis and the influx of migrants to Brexit and the rise of nationalism. On their own, any one of these crises ...

- The Conversation - UK

UK Supreme Court: lawful to have income test to bring foreign spouses

The controversial measure allowing the government to keep spouses hailing from outside a group of mainly European Union nations out of Britain if their British partner does not earn at least 18,600 pounds each year was introduced in 2012 as a way to make sure immigrants wouldn't draw on public welfare funds. Recommended: ...

- Yahoo! News - US

What actually is Article 50? The small print that will trigger Brexit

Your handy guide to leaving the European Union.  It's actually not as complicated as it seems. Article 50 is one part of the Lisbon Treaty, a constitution written up in 2007 and ratified in 2009 with the intention of reforming an expanding EU. Article 50 is designed to be a framework for allowing a country to exit from the ...

- New Statesman - UK

Will Storm Doris affect turnout in the Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland by-elections?

The Met Office has warned of gale force winds on Thursday.  Voters in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland will turn out on Thursday 23 February to cast their vote in two hotly contested by-elections, where the incumbent Labour party is clinging on. But they may feel less inclined to do so, if the Met Office is correct. It has ...

- New Statesman - UK

The Big ‘Brexit’ Winners? Lobbyists and Lawyers

Advisers from both the Leave and Remain camps are lining up to guide business and the government on its exit from the European Union.

- New York Times - US

Former top diplomat warns EU will oppose specific Brexit deals

Rogers says Merkel and other leaders will reject single market access for some sectors

- Financial Times - US

Who Are the Brexit Winners? Consultants, Lawyers and Lobbyists

Advisers from both the Leave and Remain camps are lining up to guide business and the government on its exit from the European Union.

- New York Times - US

Hays boss: Londoners should get on with business

London's workers should look beyond the capital for evidence that greenshoots are emerging in the UK jobs market after the meteoric shock of the Brexit vote, the boss of Britain's largest recruitment firm said today. FTSE 250 firm Hays' today revealed UK revenues fell by 10 per cent in the six months to December.  ...

- City AM - UK

Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by Cambridge researchers

University of Cambridge researchers have set out to compile a database of communication routes that will allow UK expats residing in EU nations to receive reliable, up-to-the-minute advice throughout the negotiation process once Article 50 is triggered. The work is part of an effort to mitigate rash Brexit-induced decisions ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

The shape of Brexit is probably already written in a 60-year-old document

Signing the Treaty of Rome in 1957. WikipediaFor the United Kingdom, March 2017 represents a significant turning point. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the Brexit clock will start ticking. But March 2017 also marks the 60th anniversary of a seminal moment in the ...

- The Conversation - UK

The Brexit ministers who just realised reducing immigration is a problem for them

Turns out there's a teeny tiny hiccup with reducing immigration... On 27 December 2015, the then-backbencher MP David Davis declared he was "voting out" in the forthcoming EU referendum. Among his reasons was the "disastrous migration crisis".  Fast forward 14 months. Now the minister responsible for Brexit, Davis has ...

- New Statesman - UK

Sir Ivan Rogers: UK may wait until mid 2020s for an EU trade deal

The former ambassador to the EU had previously warned his colleagues about Brexit negotiatiors' "muddled thinking".  Brits may have to wait until the mid 2020s for a free trade deal with the EU, UK's former ambassador to Brussels has warned. Sir Ivan Rogers, who quit abruptly in January after warning of "muddled thinking", ...

- New Statesman - UK

In London, Macron vows to stand up for EU

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday not to expect any favours from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London.

- EurActive - UK

Brexit minister: London won't bribe Eastern Europe to get a better deal

Britain's "Brexit" minister responsible for managing its departure from the European Union on Tuesday denied reports his government was planning to pay eastern EU states to support it during negotiations with Brussels.

- EurActive - UK