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19 March 2018

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Macron calls Putin, doesn't congratulate him on election but wishes Russia and its people "success in political modernisation." Rest of the call on Syria, Ukraine and Salisbury chemical attack.
Kent Police says 21-year-old Mohammed Abdul has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a crowd outside Blake's nightclub in Gravesend on Saturday
[email protected]: We think it's reasonable that the time of the transition should be used to carry out those negotiations with all those partners and at the end of the transition the UK will be able to make the agreements operational
[email protected]: on the day UK leaves in 2019 they're leaving 750 international agreements which we signed as the EU, the work the UK has to do to establish or re-esatblish relations with all those partners that work is a considerable amount of work
EU, UK agree there should be 'backstop' solution on Irish border
[email protected]: Transition agreement covers Gibraltar
Amid Brexit deal talk, EU summons envoys, media
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer says the agreement could have been signed months ago and says ministers wasted time "pursuing their reckless red lines"
[email protected] confirms transition period will last until December 2020 says it's "near enough the 2 years we asked for"
[email protected]: In keeping with that commitment we agree on the need to include legal text detailing backstop solution that is acceptable to both sides but it remains our intention to achieve a partnership so close as to not require specific measures in relation to NI
[email protected]: On Ireland, both the UK and the EU are committed to the Joint Report in its entirety
[email protected]: We've also agreed specific safeguards when it comes to annual fishing negotiations these will only apply for negotiations in 2019, through 2020 we'll be negotiating fishing opportunities as an independent coastal state
[email protected]: To ensure our Agreement is faithfully and fully implemented we're establishing a joint committee made up of representatives of the UK and the EU and will provide a way to resolve concerns as they arise
[email protected]: As I've said many times the backstop will apply [on island of Ireland] until another solution is found
[email protected]: On Ireland, we must have a workable and practical solution to avoid a hard border and protect North-South coopaeration we agreed on the following: 1) both sides remain commitmed to December's Joint Report in all it's aspects 2) All issues identified in EU text must be addressed, 3) We agreed today that the backstop solution must form part of the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement
4 hour ago
EU Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a draft legal text has "complete accord on citizens' rights and financial settlement"
[email protected]: we may be able to agree, in particular during the transiton period, on a future ambitious partnership in foreign and external security policy
[email protected]: period of transiton will be the period during which we will need to finalise our future relationship, and that will be a short period. So negotations will be intense and demanding on our future relationship
EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier says a draft treaty proposes the Brexit transition period after the UK leaves the EU will end on 31 December 2020 and it will go to the summit of EU leaders for approval on Thursday
[email protected] British citizens and EU citizens who arrive during the transiton period will receive the same rights and guarantees as those who arrived before the day of Brexit
[email protected]: transition will be of limited duration, during which UK will no longer participate in EU decision making process because it will no longer be a member but will still preserve the benefits of SM and CU and will therefore will be required to respect all the rules
[email protected]: we were able to this morning agree on a large part of what will make up an international agreement for the orderly withdrawal of the UK
5 hour ago
Theresa May's spokesman says the Prime Minister expects Facebook and Cambridge Analytica to co-operate fully with the investigation into claims personal data was harvested
5 hour ago
Theresa May's spokesman says the Prime Minister regards allegations against Cambridge Analytica over harvesting Facebook data as very concerning and people should have confidence personal data is protected
EU ministers condemn poisoning of Russian double agent in the UK and call on Russia to "address urgently" British questions over its Novichok nerve agent programme
5 hour ago
UK will consider further action against Russia over Salisbury spy attack, says David Lidington
EU to listen to Britain's Johnson over nerve agent: Mogherini
A team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is visiting the site of the attack on the former Russian spy in Britain
The European Council says the EU offers "unqualified solidarity" to the UK and has called on Russia to "address urgently the questions raised by the UK and the international community" following the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury
7 hour ago
A Kremlin spokesman says allegations of Russian involvement in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal are "slanderous, groundless and difficult to explain" and says the UK will have to provide evidence sooner or later or apologise
7 hour ago
Kremlin spokesman calls Britain's allegations in Skripal case slanderous, groundless and difficult to explain
7 hour ago
Russian denials of British attack 'increasingly absurd': Johnson
7 hour ago
UK government should extend Article 50 if more time is needed, says Brexit select committee
EU convenes urgent Brexit meeting amid deal talk: sources
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