Prime Minister Theresa May asked the divided British parliament to send a message on Tuesday to Brussels that it would support a European Union withdrawal deal if a plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is replaced.
“I firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision in the best interests of the entire United Kingdom”
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, would focus more on investment, including in digital infrastructure, if he becomes European Commission President, he told German radio.
More than a third of small- and medium-sized British companies think the pound is likely to fall sharply after the country leaves the European Union in March next year, a survey showed.
Prime Minister Theresa May said that there were still considerable unresolved issues with the European Union over Brexit as the two sides approached the “endgame” in negotiations for departure from the bloc.
The dollar traded slightly below a 16-month high versus a basket of peers, benefiting from save-haven flows sparked by political uncertainties in Europe and fears of a global economic slowdown.
Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said he expected cabinet ministers to keep backing their leader on Brexit, and that they would be called to a meeting to discuss an EU exit deal as and when there was something to talk about.
It is unlikely that there will be a breakthrough in negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union this month, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said.
The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.