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British Prime Minister Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

While she stressed Britain will quit membership of the EU single market when it leaves the bloc, she also said she’d seek the greatest possible access to to European markets via a separate trade agreement.

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The EU’s Brexit negotiator,Guy Verhofstadt was far from impressed saying May was creating an “illusion” after she outlined her plans.

EU migrant quota plans hit rough water

European Union plans to cope with the vast numbers of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to get to Europe appear close to collapse.

A quota system to be imposed on member states stipulating how many refugees each country should accept is rapidly losing support with France now joining the “No” camp.

French President François Hollande made his comments while visiting Germany:

HSBC's private banking arm accused of tax fraud by Belgium

Authorities in Brussels have charged HSBC's private banking arm, which is based in Switzerland, with helping wealthy Belgians to avoid taxes.

Prosecutors allege that hundreds of clients - including diamond dealers in Antwerp - moved money to offshore tax havens with the help of the bank.

They said it resulted in hundreds of millions of euros in lost tax revenue.

In August, HSBC warned that the penalties in relation to such allegations "could be significant".

EU must focus on getting better results from its spending

In its annual report on the EU budget published today, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warns that the budget system is too focused on just getting funds spent and needs to place more emphasis on achieving results. As independent auditor, the ECA signed off the 2013 accounts of the European Union, but stresses that the management of EU spending is not yet good enough overall - either at EU level or in the Member States.

 

Juncker Commission takes office

Today the Juncker Commission is officially starting its term of office that will run until 31 October 2019.

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