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May feels more heat over EU’s customs union

May feels more heat over EU’s customs union

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers will step up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May over her Brexit strategy on Thursday, criticizing her refusal to pursue a customs union with the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Henry NichollsIn a showdown in parliament, lawmakers, including some members…

UK rents fall for first time since 2012 – report

UK rents fall for first time since 2012 – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Rents for residential properties in Britain fell in quarterly terms for the first time since 2012 in the January-March period of this year, intensifying a slowdown which began shortly after the 2016 Brexit vote, a report showed on Thursday. An estate agents sign for a house to rent is seen in front…

May dealt new Brexit defeat in upper house of parliament

May dealt new Brexit defeat in upper house of parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt a new defeat by Britain’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday over her Brexit plans, this time in a challenge to the government’s push to adopt wide-ranging powers to amend laws. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the unveiling of the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett…

Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo – FT

Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo – FT

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is considering setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project amid a row over attempts to restrict Britain’s access to sensitive security information after Brexit, the Financial Times reported. FILE PHOTO: The Russian Soyuz VS01 rocket, carrying the first two satellites of Europe’s Galileo navigation system,…

High probability of a Brexit deal with EU, says Davis

High probability of a Brexit deal with EU, says Davis

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he believed that there was a high probability that Britain would negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, dismissing fears that the country could crash out of the bloc. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis arrives…

Swipe right to remain? Brexit app leaves EU lawmakers wary

Swipe right to remain? Brexit app leaves EU lawmakers wary

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British officials presented their plans to ensure 3 million European Union citizens can be granted rights to remain in Britain after Brexit, but their presentation in Brussels on Tuesday left EU lawmakers worried the system won’t work. Anti-Brexit demonstrators waving EU and Union flags are reflected in a puddle in front of…

EU’s Barnier says still some 25 percent of work to do on Brexit

EU’s Barnier says still some 25 percent of work to do on Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday some 25 percent of work remained to be done on a pact covering UK withdrawal from the EU, including crucial issues such as management of the Ireland/Northern Ireland border. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets with members of the…