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November 25, 2018 8:00 AM Elections, referendum still possible in Britain: Lithuania

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should not rule out several scenarios after leaders sign a withdrawal agreement for Britain’s exit from the bloc, Lithuania’s president said on Sunday, highlighting new British elections or a second Brexit referendum as possibilities. “Everything could happen, at least four possible scenarios could be in place 71

November 24, 2018 6:06 PM PM May says UK will always stand by Gibraltar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday the United Kingdom would “always stand by Gibraltar” after Spain got enough assurances over the peninsula to unblock the European Union’s Brexit deal with London. “We will always negotiate on behalf of the whole UK family, including Gibraltar,” May said on arriving for talks in Brussels 73

November 24, 2018 2:38 PM EU gives Spain reassurances over Gibraltar in Brexit deal: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will declare in approving the Brexit deal with Britain on Sunday that any future arrangements regarding Gibraltar must be discussed directly with Madrid, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. “After the United Kingdom leaves the Union, Gibraltar will not be included in the territorial scope of the agreements 71

November 24, 2018 2:17 PM Britain gives Spain assurances on Gibraltar to unlock Brexit deal

(Reuters) - Britain provided assurances to the European Union on Saturday that it will not insist on interpreting the Brexit withdrawal agreement as binding the EU to apply a future EU-UK trade treaty to Gibraltar, soothing Spanish concerns on the issue. The British government “will negotiate the future agreements implementing the Joint Political Declaration 76

November 24, 2018 2:14 PM Britain says will hold talks with Spain on future of Gibraltar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The UK government said in a statement on Saturday it would discuss the future of Gibraltar directly with Spain, part of reassurances given to Madrid to agree to the European Union’s Brexit deal. “For the withdrawal negotiations, given there are some circumstances which are specific to Gibraltar, we held talks with Spain which directly 74

November 24, 2018 1:34 PM EU's Tusk, Spain's Sanchez push for Gibraltar Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU summit chair Donald Tusk said on Saturday that a Brexit summit on Sunday which had been in doubt over Spanish concerns on Gibraltar was now closer to going ahead as planned after he spoke to the Spanish prime minister. “After the phone call between (European Council President Tusk) and (Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez) a few minutes 71

November 22, 2018 1:38 PM Gibraltar still unresolved before Sunday EU's Brexit summit: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A statement by 27 European Union leaders will say on Sunday that the bloc would show “particular vigilance” on how Britain behaves regarding fisheries and industry standards after Brexit, according to a draft seen by Reuters on Thursday. Before the Sunday summit, meant to endorse the Brexit deal with Britain, the draft statement 69

November 22, 2018 10:44 AM EU, UK agree on draft future ties: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain expect an ambitious economic partnership after Brexit according to the text of a draft deal on future ties due to be endorsed by leaders on Sunday. The text, seen by Reuters, said the EU and Britain “agree to develop an ambitious, wide-ranging and balanced economic partnership. “This partnership will be comprehensive 78

November 21, 2018 8:47 PM UK's Hammond says no-deal Brexit would cost tens of billions

LONDON (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union without a transition deal would cost Britain tens of billions of pounds, and failure to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s preferred plan could jeopardized Brexit altogether, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. “A smooth exit from the European Union, doing this in an orderly fashion, is worth 85

November 21, 2018 6:54 PM DUP leader Foster says won't withdraw support for UK PM May yet

BELFAST (Reuters) - The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament back British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government does not plan to withdraw its support yet despite opposition to her Brexit withdrawal deal, its leader said on Wednesday. “The confidence and supply agreement ... is very much still in existence,” Democratic Unionist Party 82