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Von der Leyen worried about Brexit transition period limitation to 2020

Ursula von der Leyen, the new head of the European Commission, has called on London to reconsider his refusal to extend the 11-month timeframe available for agreeing a deal on the future relationship with the European Union after Brexit.

In UK’s Brexit election, Conservatives win comfortable majority

In the British snap parliamentary election aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse, the ruling Conservative Party has won gaining a comfortable majority, according to close to complete results.

Brexit – one of most spectacular mistakes in EU history, Tusk says

Donald Tusk, the former President of the European Council, has stated that the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has been a spectacular mistake after a campaign of misinformation.

Tusk encourages pro-EU Britons not to give up

The United Kingdom is in a month’s time holding its early parliamentary election. The outgoing chairman of the EU’s European Council, Donald Tusk has said indirectly that the country’s divorce from the bloc can still be reversed.

British Parliament backs snap election hoping to end Brexit impasse

In London, the lower chamber of the British Parliament has passed a proposal to hold early parliamentary election, seeing it as a chance to end the political impasse, created over the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Minister: Latvia has prepared for Brexit as best as possible

«We have prepared for Brexit as best as possible in this situation,» said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Monday, 28 October.

EU pauses its Brexit delay decision until UK decides on early election

Last week, many professions expressed their readiness to go on strike. Latvian doctors, dissatisfied with what the state has earmarked in the national budget to health care, announced a strike, when all medical staff, except ambulance workers, are called not to go to work.

Brexit stuck in British parliament; PM considers snap elections

British Prime Minister Boriss Johnson may push for general elections if the European Union decides to postpone Brexit until January 2020, BBC reports.

Latvian minister: Less than half of Latvian nationals in UK have applied for residence

Latvian nationals in the UK should take into consideration different scenarios possible after Brexit and to protect themselves they should register their place of permanent residence with the British Home Office, said the Latvian Foreign Minister to Latvijas Radio.

Fragile, new Brexit deal reached between EU and UK

In the European Union’s negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, a new agreement has been reached on the day a decisive EU summit commenced in Brussels.

Deal or extension? Last day of Brexit talks on before decisive EU summit

The Brexit delegations from London and Brussels are on Wednesday, October 16, spending their last day of talks before a key European Union summit intended either to discuss a potential deal or to decide on an extension of the Brexit process.

Latvia may agree to postpone Brexit

Latvia may support postponing Brexit if it means preventing a no-deal exit, said press-secretary Mārtiņš Drēģers on behalf of Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.


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