TIMELINE-Key dates for Britain's Brexit crisis

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union. What are the key dates between now and Brexit day? LEADERSHIP CONTEST The ruling Conservative Party are in the process of selecting a […]

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UK PM contender Javid says would back leave in any second EU referendum

LONDON (Reuters) – Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a second referendum because it was time to end the never-ending debate. Asked whether he would vote leave or remain in a second referendum, Javid told journalists at a hustings debate […]

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Germany's Scholz says rules must be followed as Italy's rising debt frustrates EU

EU finance ministers are in Luxembourg for a monthly meeting. Italian deficit levels are breaking EU rules and the European Commission has previoulsy said that “a debt-based EDP is warranted.” An EDP stands for an “Excessive Deficit Procedure” and is an action launched by the commission against any EU member state that exceeds the budgetary deficit ceiling or fails to […]

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