Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Brussels, January 10, 2020.

Brexit: The Attitude of London is “Uncompromising and Unrealistic”, says Jean-Yves Le Drian

NEGOTIATIONS: UK and EU blame each other for the stalling of the Brexit negotiations on this future relationship The negotiations stalled. Discussions on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit are blocked because of “the intransigence and unrealism of London”, estimated the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, this Monday. The “negotiations are not progressing because […]

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EU reserves 300 million doses of potential Sanofi vaccine

Coronavirus: EU Reserves 300 Million Doses of Potential Sanofi Vaccine

COVID-19: The European executive is also continuing “intensive discussions” with other vaccine manufacturers The European Commission announced on Friday that it had reserved on behalf of the 27 member states 300 million doses of the vaccine against Coronavirus Covid-19 in preparation by the French laboratory Sanofi. The European executive is also continuing “intensive discussions” with other vaccine manufacturers, it is specified […]

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Brexit: "Not sure" to have an agreement with the British by the end of the year, warns Macron

Brexit: “Not Sure” to Have an Agreement with the British by the End of the Year, warns Macron

NEGOTIATIONS: Negotiations are just beginning between the UK and the EU on the exit terms of Brexit It is far from over. Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that he was “not sure” that negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will be successful by the end of 2020, while  Brexit is now in effect. “I am not sure that we will have a […]

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New visa rules for UK with Brexit

Brexit: To Obtain a British Visa, You Will Have to Speak English and be Qualified

IMMIGRATION: Due to Brexit, the UK’s new immigration points system is scheduled to take effect on the 1st January 2021 The new points immigration system used by the United Kingdom after Brexit must be unveiled on Wednesday by the British government, which intends to favour the “bright” brains at the expense of the “low-skilled workers”. And the conditions for obtaining a work visa are clear: having […]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU negotiator Michel Barnier on October 17, 2019 in Brussels.

EU and London Join Post-Brexit Battle

The European Union and the United Kingdom must agree on the new contours of their relationship, in particular on the commercial level. Fishing is a major issue. The European Union and the United Kingdom embark on Monday 3rd February 2020 in the post-Brexit battle by displaying the red lines of their future relationship, which remains to be built at the cost of arduous […]

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Brexit is "a historic alarm signal, a shock, a sad day", says Emmanuel Macron

Brexit. It is “A Historic Alarm Signal, a Shock, a Sad Day”, says Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron sent a message to the French this Friday 31st January at 6.15 pm to explain the consequences of Brexit for France and for the European Union. In a short video message recorded and broadcast in the media and on social networks, Emmanuel Macron spoke this Friday 31st January, on Brexit. The Head of State […]

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EU wants single charger for all smartphones

The EU Wants the Same Connection and a Single Charger for all Smartphones

EUROPE: A desire of a standard smartphones charger that is part of a more global approach to connectivity The European Parliament would like to set up a single charger common to all brands of smartphones. Among other things, this would reduce “electronic waste, but also make life easier for consumers”. According to estimates by the European Union, “the old chargers generate […]

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European summit: nuclear power weighs heavily in climate negotiations

European Summit: Nuclear Power Weighs Heavily in Climate Negotiations

Three Eastern European countries are demanding guarantees before committing to the “Green Pact”, which provides for EU carbon neutrality by 2050. The nuclear issue sparked “intense” talks Thursday (December 12th, 2019) at the EU summit in Brussels , where three Eastern European countries are asking for guarantees before committing to the “Green Pact”, which provides for carbon neutrality of the EU . EU by 2050. For […]

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Brexit. Without an agreement, the United Kingdom will "immediately" stop the free movement of persons

Brexit: Without an Agreement, the United Kingdom will “Immediately” Stop the Free Movement of Persons

The right to travel and settle in the UK freely for European citizens will end on 31st October in case of leaving the country of the European Union without an agreement The right to travel and settle in the UK freely for European citizens will end on 31st October in case of leaving the country […]

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The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson had his first election defeat in a by-election

United Kingdom: First Election Loss for Boris Johnson

The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson had his first election defeat in a by-election, bringing his parliamentary majority back to a single vote. New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered his first setback at the polls, a party defeat in a by-election that reduced his weak parliamentary majority to just one vote, complicating his […]

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