Die EU will verhindern, dass ihre Gelder aus dem Flüchtlingspakt mit Erdogan zur Einrichtung einer Sicherheitszone in Syrien genutzt werden. Doch Ankaras mögliche Retorten erschweren klare Ansagen aus Brüssel.
Because if we fail to get an agreement because of what is essentially a technical discussion of the exact nature of future customs checks, when that technology is improving the whole time, then let us be in no doubt that the alternative is no deal.“
Jean-Claude Juncker has offered Boris Johnson a Brexit lifeline by saying the „basis of a deal“ is in place.
Jean-Claude Juncker has now claimed ‚We can have a deal‘ in the latest Brexit development.
Speaking to Sky News, he said he was prepared to get rid of the so-called backstop from a withdrawal agreement as long as „the objectives are met – all of them“.
The EU Commission president told Sky’s Sophy Ridge he’d been sent documents by the British PM outlining draft ideas for a new Brexit deal.
– Boris Johnson met EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for talks over lunch in Luxembourg
– The Prime Minister was booed as he left restaurant after tense two-hour discussion with the EU chief
– Mr Johnson was again greeted with jeers from ex-pat protesters as he met Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel
– Mr Bettel refused to move press conference inside and then ranted at Mr Johnson who refused to take part
The Luxembourgians rejected Number 10’s offer and insisted on holding it outside alone with two podiums to a baying Remainer audience. The opposite of diplomacy…
Der britische Regierungschef Boris Johnson kommt heute in Luxemburg zu Gesprächen über den Brexit mit dem scheidenden EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zusammen. Geplant ist ein Arbeitsessen. Auch der EU-Chefunterhändler für den Brexit, Michel Barnier, ist dabei.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister says that if negotiations break down, he will ignore the Commons vote ordering him to delay the UK’s departure, adding: ‚The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.‘
Mr Johnson’s bullish declaration comes ahead of a crunch meeting tomorrow with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
EU leaders will gather in Brussels shortly for talks to decide who should get the EU’s top jobs, including a new Commission president.
Reports say the current favourite to head it is Dutch centre-left politician Frans Timmermans. He is a Commission first vice-president.
Wird Timmermans neuer Kommissionschef, könnte EVP-Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber Präsident des EU-Parlamentes werden. Timmermans und Weber seien jedenfalls „Teil der Lösung“, ließ die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel wissen.
„Hochqualifiziert wäre sie“, meint Kommissionschef Jean-Claude Juncker über das „liebenswerte Gesamtkunstwerk“
– A shorter delay until 12 April if they reject it. By that time the UK must set out its next steps – either another extension or leaving without a deal
But the EU says a further extension beyond 12 April is only possible if the UK agrees to hold European elections on 23 May.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”
Albert Einstein apparently said. By that yardstick, the Prime Minister and the EU are are completely off their rockers.
Mood in Gov Buildings described as “calm”. #Brexit
May’s statement is here, the EU’s here – review them yourself. We await Cox’s legal review and the decision of the DUP critics tomorrow. If the DUP give it the thumbs up most Tory rebels will follow suit. The ERG’s lawyers are unlikely to be enthusiastic – that is already priced in. Guido suspects those Tory MPs that want to avoid the hell that will follow a delay to Brexit – for whatever reason – will choose to believe the rabbit is real.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she has secured „legally-binding changes“ to allay concerns over the Irish border backstop.
Speaking after last-ditch talks in Strasbourg, she called on MPs to back her „improved“ Brexit deal in a meaningful vote on Tuesday.
Britische Premierministerin und Kommissionschef schicken Verhandler in neue Gespräche –zur Sache soll es Ende Februar gehen
– Theresa May is set for rough ride in Brussels as she fights for Brexit concessions on the Irish border backstop
– The Prime Minister will insist legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement package must be made
– Body language between Mrs May and EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was distinctly frosty
– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to the PM with revised demands for backing a Brexit agreement
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has told Theresa May during „robust but constructive“ talks that the European Union will not renegotiate the Brexit deal.
During the handshake with Juncker, May was asked by several of the press whether she had alternative proposals, with another journalist jokingly asking the UK leader „Is this hell, Prime Minister?“ The question was presumably in response to Wednesday’s comment by Tusk stating that there was „a special place in hell“ for „those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of plan how to carry it safely.“
The European Commission president denies attempting to keep the UK in the EU as Brussels waits for MPs to approve a Brexit deal.
Zudem sei der interne Zustand Rumäniens derzeit so, dass das Land nicht als „kompakte Einheit“ in Europa auftreten könne. „Es braucht zu Hause eine geschlossene Front, um während der Ratspräsidentschaft auch die Einheit Europas zu fördern“, betonte Juncker.
As Theresa May’s tour of Berlin and Brussels ended in failure, it is more important than ever for the government to prepare for the potential damages of a ‚No Deal‘ Brexit
– Theresa May seen on camera in tense standoff with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at summit
– Mr Juncker launched an extraordinary attack on the UK’s new demands as ’nebulous imprecise‘ last night
– Mrs May said she was ‚robust‘ with Mr Juncker and ‚crystal clear‘ with leaders about what she needs on Brexit
– The rescue mission came after she scraped through Tory vote of no confidence by a margin of 200 to 117 MPs
– She had hoped to wring more ‚legally binding‘ concessions from EU leaders over the Irish border backstop
Theresa May confronted the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during an intense talk in the European Council chamber. On Thursday evening the President of the European Commission insisted the Brexit Britain needed to make clear “what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want”.
The PM said the deal was „at risk“ if MPs‘ concerns could not be addressed.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation.
He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants, adding that the commission will publish information on 19 December on its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
De 27 bleibenden EU-Länder beteuerten, dass die Anwendung der Sonderregeln für eine offene Grenze in Irland vermieden werden sollen. Zuvor hatte die britische Premierministerin den Gipfel wortlos verlassen.
The prime minister spoke to EU officials about her thinking on Sunday, a senior source told BuzzFeed News, but the cabinet was not told until 11:30am on Monday.
Published on Dec 11, 2018
(now enriched with extra-added #Brexit) #carbonfootprint #airmiles
The Prime Minister will meet EU President Jean-Claude Juncker this evening but not before she has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for breakfast in the Hague.
(4.9.2018) The Martin Selmayr affair, which reveals much about attitudes to power and accountability at the top of the EU, is both depressing and depressingly familiar.
(16.4.2018) Der Ausschuss räumte aber auch ein, dass die Annullierung der Ernennung Selmayrs juristisch schwierig ist. Er forderte daher zugleich die EU-Kommission auf, ihre Beförderungsregeln zu ändern, damit Bewerbungsverfahren in Zukunft „offen und transparent“ ablaufen.
(18.4.2018) The non-binding text adopted in Strasbourg on Wednesday says ……..
(4.9.2018) Selmayr, damals Kabinettschef von EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker, war nach einem Bewerbungsverfahren im Februar zunächst zum Vize-Generalsekretär der EU-Kommission berufen worden. Nur Minuten später beförderte das Kollegium der Kommissare den 47-Jährigen direkt zum Generalsekretär, als Juncker überraschend den Rückzug des Amtsinhabers Alexander Italianer bekannt gab.
For a true believer in democracy, Martin Selmayr runs the European Commission not as some curator of debate but like the merciless hand of a king, who will stop at nothing to protect his vision of the realm: Europe, united and free.
Make that an extremely heavy hand. Or maybe an armored bulldozer.
Jean-Claude Juncker’s fearsome right-hand man Martin Selmayr told Member States they have little to fear because “the power is with us”.
The Commission’s top civil servant delivered the boast at a meeting of EU leaders’ top advisors in Brussels last week.
„I made it very clear that we are not [at] war with Italy. Italia for me is a lifelong story because I grew up with young Italians, immigrants […] Ti amo Italia,“ Juncker said in Brussels.
The Italian part of his remarks translate as „I love you Italy“.
On Saturday, Juncker hosted a dinner with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who emerged from the meeting saying he hoped to avoid EU punitive action.
“This is the best deal we could have achieved but if I was a British citizen I would be deeply sad imagining the life of my grandchildren.“
Vor dem EU-Sondergipfel am Sonntag trifft sich die britische Premierministerin May heute noch einmal mit EU-Kommissionschef Juncker. Dabei dürfte auch noch einmal Gibraltar zur Sprache kommen.