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World Briefs: European Union would welcome British return

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January 18, 2018 5:00 AM
STRASBOURG (France) • European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum.

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EU leaders — and possibly even Farage — open to a second Brexit referendum

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Strasbourg — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. Juncker’s comment about possible re-accession comes a day after European Council president Donald Tusk said the bloc’s "hearts were still open" if Britain decided to change its mind about leaving the EU. Top EU officials have made a series of...

Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

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SWITZERLAND has sent shockwaves through the European Union by edging closer to a referendum on ending its agreement on the free movement of people across its borders, sparking fresh uncertainty about its relations with Brussels.

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‘EU cannot continue’ Italy election will send SHOCKWAVES to heart of Brussels, says Le Pen

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MARINE Le Pen has backed the populist Lega Nord in the upcoming Italian election, claiming the party’s success could spark a dramatic change in the European Union.

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EU TERRIFIED: Brussels economic chief says Italy election poses SERIOUS political threat

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ITALY’S upcoming election represents a serious “political risk” to the stability of the European Union, according to the bloc’s economic commissioner as eurosceptic parties continue to lead the way in the polls.

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Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

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SWITZERLAND has sent shockwaves through the European Union by edging closer to a referendum on ending its agreement on the free movement of people across its borders, sparking fresh uncertainty about its relations with Brussels.

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Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting

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Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region. The assassination of Ivanovic - who was facing a retrial on war crimes charges over the 1990s Kosovo conflict - occurred on the very day that Belgrade and Pristina resumed talks on normalising ties after a hiatus of more than a year. The Serbian government official in charge of Kosovo, Marko Djuric, described the murder as a "a criminal, terrorist act against the entire Serbian people". A poster bearing a picture of Oliver Ivanovic hangs on the wall of his offices after he was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting in Mitrovica  Credit: ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images Ivanovic, 64, was shot dead by gunmen firing from a car as he arrived at the headquarters of his party in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica at about 8:15 am (7.15am GMT), according to police. "I am informed that he was shot dead on the spot and efforts to revive him at Mitrovica hospital were unsuccessful," his lawyer Nebojsa Vlajic told AFP. Kosovo police officers secure the area where leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in Mitrovica Credit: ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images He said Ivanovic, a moderate politician who had been a critic of Belgrade's policies in Kosovo, was hit by five bullets. Police said they found a burnt-out car that was presumably used in the attack, local media reported. Public prosecutor Shyqri Syla told AFP that investigators were at the scene, but that it was not yet known who was behind the attack. Ethnically divided town  An EU-backed Kosovo court sentenced Ivanovic in 2015 to a nine-year jail term after it found him guilty of encouraging the killings of captured ethnic Albanian civilians in Kosovska Mitrovica in April 1999. In February last year, a Pristina appeals court quashed the sentence and ordered a retrial for Ivanovic, who had been in detention since his arrest in January 2014 until the court's decision. Oliver Ivanovic, shakes hands with the Nato Commander George Johnson, in the Serbian part of the ethnically divided town of Kosovska Mitrovica, on May 16, 2004 Credit:  AFP The Social Democratic Party politician was considered a moderate in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Last year he was elected a deputy on the municipal council of northern Mitrovica. Mitrovica is a town of 85,000 people where tensions remain high between the majority ethnic Albanian residents who number about 72,000 and the 13,000-strong Serb community, A former Serbian state secretary for Kosovo, Ivanovic was a key interlocutor with NATO, the United Nations and later the European Union after the war and was seen as backing dialogue with Kosovo's ethnic Albanians. Ivanovic, who graduated in both mechanics and economics, was a rare Kosovo Serb politician in that he spoke Albanian and had publicly spoken out against Belgrade's policies in Kosovo. 'Must be brought to justice'  Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic swiftly called an emergency meeting of the Council for national security after the shooting, national broadcaster RTS reported. "Whoever is behind this attack... whether these are Albanian, Serb or any other criminals, they have to be punished, they have to be brought to justice," Djuric said in Brussels, where he was heading the delegation due to hold talks with Kosovo Albanians on Tuesday. Oliver Ivanovic, center, leaves the prison in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, in February 2017 Credit:  AP However, after the assassination, the Belgrade delegation walked out of the talks, according to local media in Belgrade. Under pressure from the international community and European Union auspices, Kosovo and Serbia have been trying to normalise ties for 20 years since the start of a bloody war that claimed 13,000 lives, mostly ethnic Albanians. The 1998-99 war between Serbian security forces and Kosovo Albanian guerrillas was ended by a NATO air campaign. Predominantly ethnic Albanian Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. But Belgrade has rejected the move and still considers the breakaway territory as its southern province. About 120,000 of Kosovo's 1.8 million inhabitants are ethnic Serbs. 

Two dead in suspected gas explosion in Belgium

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January 17, 2018 5:00 AM
BRUSSELS • Belgian rescuers found two dead bodies early yesterday at the site of a powerful suspected gas explosion in the port city of Antwerp that also injured 14 people, police said.

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Defying Brussels, EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

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The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.

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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

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Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia, and a round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on a normalisation of relations that was due to take place in Brussels was suspended at the request of Belgrade. The European Union and United States called on both sides to remain calm and for Kosovo authorities to bring the killers to justice without delay.

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