Brexit agreement drafted in turmoil
Photo: EPA British PM Theresa May faces a Sisyphean task to pass the Brexit deal through House of Commons.

Brexit agreement drafted in turmoil

May's ministers quit en masse over divorce deal differences

After 18 months of negotiations, the United Kingdom and the European Union have finally drafted a Brexit deal, which includes a financial settlement and a customs union backstop to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, news wires reported. The draft document includes 585 pages and has to ve voted by UK parliament and parliament of the other 27 EU Member States in order to get legal status.

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  • MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

    MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

    Their main priorities are youth, research, jobs and climate issues

    During their session on 14 November, MEPs said how they want the common long-term budget to look like. With a vast majority, they backed the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework - the common EU money for the 2021-2027 period. Hastening for a timely start of the negotiations for the post-2020 budget, lawmakers now wait for the Council to disclose its position. 

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  • Italy defied the EC by sticking to a big-spending budget plan

    Italy defied the EC by sticking to a big-spending budget plan

    Italy's 5-Star Movement-League government of PM Giuseppe Conte has chosen not to back down in a tussle with the European Commission over its budget plan for 2019, ANSA reported. The Commission has given 3 weeks until Tuesday to Rome to significantly change the package, which sees Italy running a deficit of 2.4% of GDP next year, saying otherwise it may open an infringement procedure for failing to respect the Stability and Growth Pack.

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  • Brexit agreement drafted in turmoil

    Brexit agreement drafted in turmoil

    After 18 months of negotiations, the United Kingdom and the European Union have finally drafted a Brexit deal, which includes a financial settlement and a customs union backstop to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, news wires reported. The draft document includes 585 pages and has to ve voted by UK parliament and parliament of the other 27 EU Member States in order to get legal status.

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  • Bulgaria, Macedonia governments to hold joint meeting

    Bulgaria, Macedonia governments to hold joint meeting

    The governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia will hold a joint meeting in early December. It will coincide with the inauguration of a section of the Strouma Motorway between Kresna and Sandanski, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told journalists in Sofia Thursday, emerging from a meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev.

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  • Organising the world through photography

    Organising the world through photography

    One of the most influential photographers of the 21st century, American Roger Ballen, made his first visit to Bulgaria to open his retrospective Archetypes at the Square 500 Gallery on 13 November. Two days later, he gave a lecture in which he talked about photography and what lies beyond it, about art that lasts and the stages his art has gone through over time.

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov visits Sofia Opera

    Mikhail Baryshnikov visits Sofia Opera

    Mikhail Baryshnikov, viewed by experts as one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time, along with Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev and Vladimir Vasiliev, will play in his popular one-man show Brodsky / Baryshnikov on 19 and 20 January in Sofia Opera.

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  • MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

    MEPs urge for proper EU long-term budget

    During their session on 14 November, MEPs said how they want the common long-term budget to look like. With a vast majority, they backed the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework - the common EU money for the 2021-2027 period. Hastening for a timely start of the negotiations for the post-2020 budget, lawmakers now wait for the Council to disclose its position. 

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  • L'Oreal's clip-on sensor to track UV exposure

    L'Oreal's clip-on sensor to track UV exposure

    Lets just admit it - L'Oreal isn't a brand you would probably associate with medical technology, but over the past few years it's been making major inroads in skin protection innovation. Yet, there was My UV Patch, designed to inform wearers how their skin was being affected by the sun, and then UV Sense, a thumbnail-sized smart device that helped monitor sun exposure. Now, the company is also launching a battery-free wearable electronic that was designed to make wearers aware of their levels of UV exposure, as well as other skin-damaging pollutants, such as pollen and humidity, thus giving them individualised, actionable steps to keep their exposure at a healthy level.

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  • Greece receives €43.7m to improve migration reception

    Greece receives €43.7m to improve migration reception

    The European Commission has awarded an additional €43.7m in emergency assistance to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support Greece in responding to migratory challenges. The grant has been awarded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and will support the provision of emergency shelter for up to 6,000 asylum seekers and refugees by rapidly establishing places in temporary accommodation facilities.

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  • YouTube warns against Article 13 consequences

    YouTube warns against Article 13 consequences

    The controversial EU’s copyright directive, Article 13 has come under scrutiny yet again from national and international media, after YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki publicly warned that if the European Parliament passes Article 13, it “will create unintended consequences that will have a profound impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.”

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  • I love to try new techniques and to vary themes

    I love to try new techniques and to vary themes

    Artist Molly Tchokanova celebrates her “round-number” anniversary with vibrant exhibitions in Belgium, where she lives and works for over 40 years. Her paintings are exhibited till 14 November at the British and Commonwealth Women's Club of Brussels. At the vernissage of her exhibition gathered friends and admirers who value her talent to express herself amazingly with a brush and paint. The influence of her father, the eminent Bulgarian artist Denyu Tchokanov (1901-1982), on her oeuvre, is impressive.

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  • EU arms exports need to get tightened

    EU arms exports need to get tightened

    The Member States' systematic failure to apply EU rules on arms export control should be addressed by a special mechanism, Parliament said last Wednesday in a resolution. Despite commonly agreed rules, setting the criteria on who could get an arms export licence, Member States have failed to apply them.

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