GERMANY is facing up to a drastic loss of influence in Brussels even though the country’s Ursula von der Leyen has now formally taken over the European Commission presidency from Jean-Claude Juncker.
IRELAND’S Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has been touted to replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Brussels wants to accelerate work towards new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand as it continues to seek out new economic partnerships for after Brexit.
“German MEP Daniel Caspary has taken a dig at Brits claiming they cannot complain over how long Brexit negotiations take – and slating the chances of a free-trade deal with Brussels post-Brexit. (…)”