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20th Mar 2019

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No-deal Brexit could wipe one-third off house prices

House prices in the UK could plunge by 35 percent in three years after a no-deal Brexit and the British economy could suffer a 2008-type financial shock, British central bank chief Mark Carney has warned. British motorists could also be forced to get international licences to drive on the continent, the British government said, while Eurostar trains from the UK might be blocked from entering France, a French minister noted.

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Have a good reason for Brexit extension, Barnier tells UK

Ahead of the crucial summit of EU leaders on Brexit this week, the EU's chief negotiator warned Theresa May's government to have a clear objective for an extension that she still needs to request formally from the EU.

EU countries push for new rule of law surveillance

Germany and Belgium have put forward a proposal for a "peer review" of EU countries' legal systems as member states and EU institutions struggle with disciplining member states that break EU rules.

May to seek Brexit extension amid UK 'constitutional crisis'

The British prime minister's strategy - to have the looming Brexit deadline pressurise MPs into accepting the divorce deal - is in chaos, after a third meaningful vote was ruled out. The EU awaits a Brexit extension request by London.

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Catalan independence trial is widening Spain's divides

What is really needed is not the theatre of a rebellion trial, but a forensic examination of whether public funds were misused, and a process of dialogue and negotiation on how the Catalan peoples' right to self-determination can be satisfied.

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