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Brexit bill may have broken international environment law, says UN

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Steart Marshes in Somerset, a £20.7m wetland reserve recently created under EU law to compensate for loss of habitat on the Severn estuary, a Natura 2000 site. Photograph: Jim Wileman for the Guardian

Compliance committee considers complaint alleging government breached Aarhus convention by not consulting public over withdrawal bill

January 9, 2018 — The British government may have breached a major “environmental democracy” law by failing to consult the public when drawing up Brexit legislation. Continue reading Brexit bill may have broken international environment law, says UN

EU in final push for difficult ‘Brexit’ deal

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The Union flag (R) and European Union flag (L) hang over Europa House in London, Britain, January 17, 2013. Andy Rain/EPA
The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 14, 2016) — The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week, with EU chief Donald Tusk touring key capitals in a final push for a deal at a crucial Brussels summit.

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EU’s founding members back two-speed Europe

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The Flag of the European Union flies outside of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, June 30, 2014. Patrick Seeger/EPA
The foreign ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands issue a joint communique in which they admit to being ‘concerned about the state of the European project’

ROME, Italy (Feb. 10, 2016) — The 6 founding members of the European Union on Tuesday, February 9, reiterated their commitment to “ever closer union”, even it means leaving less enthusiastic partners like Britain behind.

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