Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

A year after Brexit vote, more people view EU favorably

A year after Brexit vote, more people view EU favorably

Britain's finance minister said Friday that protecting jobs and the economy should be the main focus in upcoming discussions over the country's exit from the European Union.

Having lost a majority in parliament, May needs the DUP's 10 lawmakers to win any kind of vote, including on the pieces of legislation needed to enact Britain's divorce from the EU.

Speaking ahead of a meeting with other European Union leaders in Brussels on Friday, Mr Hammond said: "We've set out very clearly our desired outcome in the Prime Minister's Lancaster House speech and in the Article 50 letter that we've sent".

Foster later said it was "right and proper" for the DUP to support May's legislative program, which is due to be announced next week and will be the first formal test of her ability to govern.

While May has repeatedly said she wants a special and deep partnership with the club Britain joined in 1973, she has also laced her assurances with threats that a breakdown of talks could harm security cooperation.

It calls on the governments in London and Dublin to be neutral in their dealings over Northern Ireland.

His team is "determined to get started", and believes that political volatility following the Conservative Party's failure to secure a majority in last week's British general election will not affect the process.

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Dhumal is challenged by Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who is trying to return to state politics ahead of the Assembly elections. In 2012, the CPI (M) won the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who were elected directly unlike this time.

The future of the Northern Irish Assembly was also discussed at the meeting.

Prime Minister Theresa May will push ahead with historic Brexit talks despite lingering uncertainty over the future of her government.

Large global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs in the next two years to financial centres that will stay in the European Union, including Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, according to a Reuters' tally of job warnings.

While post-Brexit Britain will remain an important export market for the EU-27, its isolation in Europe and loss of preferential access to the bloc's trading partners could have dramatic consequences.

The European Commission said the one-day meeting between its chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary David Davis will take place "as part of the sequenced approach to the talks" set out by the EU, which require progress to be made on withdrawal arrangements before any talks on trade can begin.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government's priority in the negotiations should be to protect jobs, economic growth and prosperity.

"We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account", the spokesman said. Those talks are dragging on as pressure mounts for a cross-party consensus on Brexit.

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