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Brussels warns on cost of Brexit ‘failure’

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned of long lorry queues at Dover and shortages of nuclear fuel if divorce talks between Britain and the EU fail.

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bailed-out EU states ‘blew cash on wine, women and song’

The head of the eurozone finance ministers group rejected calls to resign last night after accusing southern European countries of wasting money “on booze and women”.

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker rules out second term to be tough on Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has strengthened his hand in the Brexit talks by ruling out a second term as president of the European Commission.

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Europe chief calls Chinese slitty‑eyed

Germany’s EU commissioner is facing calls to resign after describing Chinese ministers as “slitty-eyed” and mocking gay marriage. Günther Oettinger, who is responsible for EU digital policy, was filmed making … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Migrants using drugs scam to enter EU, says Bulgarian PM

Migrants are tricking their way into the European Union by being deliberately caught with hard drugs, according to Bulgaria’s prime minister.

August 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

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