7th Jun 2023


UK and EU Brexit talks to resume mid-August

EU and UK negotiators agreed to resume Brexit talks in mid-August in an attempt to agree the withdrawal deal by October, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said after he met Thursday with UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab. Barnier said the UK would present new customs proposals to break the impasse on the Irish border. Barnier, however, rejected the UK plan to collect tariffs on behalf of the EU after Brexit.

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Part of EU middle class 'being squeezed out', MEP warns

EUobserver interviewed Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas to discuss the situation of Europe's middle class, the dangerous political reaction if certain groups feel neglected, and the role that member states and the EU can play at the policy level.


In 2024, Europe's voters need to pick a better crop of MEPs

At 2024's European Parliament elections, the stakes will be very high. A lot has happened in the last four years. In 2019, there was no pandemic, no war in Europe and no johnny-come-lately countries demanding a seat at the table.

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