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20th Jan 2019

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May loses vote on no-deal Brexit powers

A majority of 303-296 in the UK parliament approved on Tuesday a bill forcing Theresa May's government to ask explicit parliamentary approval to leave the EU without a deal before it can use certain powers relating to taxation law. Some 20 members of May's Conservative Party are understood to have voted against the government.

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Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK

Germany and France are set to reinforce their alliance as the engine-house of European integration, while Britain continues to struggle to leave the EU.

Germany led way on EU rights protection

Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

Opinion

How to troll the European Parliament elections

The May 2019 European parliament elections will take place in a context which make a very promising ground for protest votes and extreme views, aided by bots and algorithms.

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