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Brussels, 25 December 2018, dtt-net.com – Finns, French and German citizens are the most against enlargement of the EU, 64, 62 and 61 percent respectively, while in EU28 the percentage of opposition goes down to 45 and support to 43 percent, according to a new survey conducted by Eurobarometer done for the European Commission (EC).

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Heads of state and government of 27 EU members approved today a divorce agreement between the bloc and the UK, with all eyes now not set on the divided British parliament which has to green light the 585-page text in order it can enter into force as of end of March.

Brussels, dtt-net.com – EU member countries and the UK today agreed a “political declaration’ setting out the framework for the future relationship between the two sides, subject to approval of heads of states and governments.

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Austria, the country which holds current rotating Presidency of the EU, today said that the draft-agreement on Brexit is a ‘fair compromise’, as all eyes are now turned toward the future of UK’s government amid internal split in London over the 585-pages text.

Berlin/Brussels, dtt-net.com – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President Emmanuel Macron today said that the EU should make up its mind to reshape, get 'stronger' and ‘more autonomous’ to become a heavy weight power in the world.

The Hague/Brussels, dtt-net.com – Berlin and Paris plans for setting up an EU army which would not depend from the US-dominated NATO on Europe’s security is creating split amidst other member states, with Dutch Prime Minister calling it an ‘illusion’ that the European bloc can guarantee its safety without the trans-Atlantic organization.

Brussels, dtt-net.com – US authorities agreed a green light for EU’s Galileo satellite navigation to be used by American citizens and businesses as the European bloc is about to complete its space project which according to Brussels will be better than US’s GPS and “the most precise satellite navigation system in the world” because of its record precision of 20cm.

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Germany’s and France’s old idea of setting up EU army is gaining a new momentum thanks to the departure of the veto right UK from the bloc, while the approach of the US President Donald Trump toward the US-dominated NATO and especially the Europe strengthens further the plan as reiterated this week by Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, sources said.

Brussels, dtt-net.com - The head of the EPP group in the European Parliament (EP) and candidate for top job at the European Commission (EC), Manfred Werner, said that Wednesday’s agreement between the UK government and the EC officials on Brexit is only a ‘first step’, warning that EPP’s group vote in the European Parliament “should not be taken for granted”…