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EU contingency plan for British MEPs after March 2019

In the document they approved last Thursday on the composition of the European Parliament after next year's elections, EU leaders added a reference to the possibility that the UK would still be a member at that time, the Daily Telegraph has revealed. The text says that "in the event that the United Kingdom is still a member state", the current composition will apply until Brexit happens.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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