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The Brief from Brussels: Trump time, Brexit tension

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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EU leaders respond to UK PM's Brexit speech

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

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EU Parliament picks new president

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

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Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

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Sterling surges after Brexit speech

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

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May's Brexit: Europe responds

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

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EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

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No soft Brexit for the UK

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

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Brexit - a sneak preview of what May will say

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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Report slams EU response to food waste

A report published by the European Court of Auditors calls EU action on foodwaste "fragmented", "sporadic" and "lacking"

A report published by the European Court of Auditors calls EU action on foodwaste "fragmented", "sporadic" and "lacking"

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Trump blasts, Europe bites back

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

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MEPs set to vote for new parliament chief

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

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EP presidency: the frontrunners

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

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EP Presidency: the outsiders

There are many other candidates also in the running for the presidency of the European Parliament.

There are many other candidates also in the running for the presidency of the European Parliament.

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The Brief from Brussels: MEPs eye top EU job

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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ChemChina, Syngenta work to appease EU competition watchdog

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

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Erasmus at 30: what it is and how it works

The flagship EU mobility initiative is 30 years old. Research has suggested it is the best way to get a good job - and a partner.

The flagship EU mobility initiative is 30 years old. Research has suggested it is the best way to get a good job - and a partner.