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Nick Clegg to be knighted in New Year Honours

Former deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours, according to reports. The honour will be announced on Saturday, according to senior Lib Dem sources cited by the Daily Mail. Clegg, who led his party i...

How Theresa May pulled off a last-minute Brexit deal

It was a dramatic night of shuttle diplomacy that capped off an extraordinary political week – even by the standards of life at Westminster. Theresa May had been warned by the EU that she effectively had until midnight on Sunday to salvage an agreement or face a long delay in ...

Eurogroup elects Portuguese chairman who defeated austerity at home

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday chose as their next chairman Portugal’s Mario Centeno, a move that could embolden countries seeking deeper integration of the 19-country’s bloc. Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno and president of the Eurogroup...

'Ronaldo of finance ministers' becomes new Eurogroup chairman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday chose as their next chairman Portugal’s Mario Centeno, once dubbed the “Ronaldo of EU finance ministers” by Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble in a nod to his soccer superstar compatriot. Portugal's Finance Minister M...

Brexit betrayal: EU says UK will pay BILLIONS as May buckles to divorce bill pressure

However, the EU official said no precise figure has been agreed, which could mean the divorce bill is much higher than the £40 billion figure that has been reported.Speaking on condition of anon...

Catalonia moves to declare independence

BARCELONA/MADRID • Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain after a contentious referendum, the region's leader has said, in the worst constitutional crisi...

Today at Commission, Catalonia and more Catalonia

A woman addresses officers of the Spanish National Police outside a polling center in L'Hospitalet Llobregat | Quique García/EFE via BRIEF, IN BRIEF Today at Commission, Cataloni...

EU executive urges Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia

You need Javascript and either Adobe Flash or Html5 to view this video. The European Commission has called on Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia, saying violence was no solution but also call...

EU Executive Urges Spain to Open Dialogue with Catalonia - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

he European Commission called on Spain to open dialogue with Catalonia on Monday, saying violence was no solution but also calling for unity and backing Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s l...

Latin American Herald Tribune - Spanish Police Shut Down 140 Pro-Independence Websites in Catalonia

Spanish Police Shut Down 140 Pro-Independence Websites in Catalonia BARCELONA � Spanish security operations to thwart a controversial secession referendum in the northeastern region of Cat...

EU fears a Catalan "domino effect"

Catalans the world over have rallied in a show of support for independence. These campaigners gathered in the centre of Brussels just days after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the...

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