European Institutions

  • Germany: EU Unity Is "Priority" in Brexit Talks

    March 21, 2017

    Bloomberg reports that talking points distributed by the German government to ministry staff indicate the country's “foremost priority” in Brexit talks will be maintaining the unity of the remaining 27 EU member states and asserts that the UK must receive a trade deal with worse terms than those of membership in the bloc.

  • Official: UK Should Reject EU Budget Demands

    March 21, 2017

    In a recent interview, UK foreign affairs secretary Boris Johnson asserted that the British government should reject EU demands that the country continue to make "vast budget payments" to the bloc following Brexit.

  • Committee Calls for Special EU Status for Northern Ireland

    March 21, 2017

    A committee of the Oireachtas, the legislative body of Ireland, has called for Irish authorities to negotiate a "special status" for Northern Ireland within the EU that would permit citizens of Northern Ireland to retain EU citizenship and access to the bloc's "single market" after Brexit.

  • Hungary Warns EU to Maintain Trade with UK

    March 21, 2017

    In a recent interview, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto cautioned the EU against "alienating" the UK through an unfavorable post-Brexit trade deal, arguing that a low-tariff agreement keeping the UK in the European orbit would be much preferred to a situation where the UK finds better deals elsewhere.

  • Austria Proposes EU Funding Cuts over Refugee Quotas

    March 20, 2017

    Prior to a recent EU summit, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern stated that he would discuss with other EU member states cutting the bloc's funding to countries such as Poland and Hungary if they fail to meet their EU-imposed quotas on the resettlement of of refugees within their territories.

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