The European Parliament is discussing the current situation around the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. After two and a half years of negotiations - the Brexit scenario remains bargain-free.
31 October - the day on which Britain has to leave the EU already seems so close. The ticking clock - the final handshake seems still impossible.
Margaritis Schinas, who was nominated to serve as a European Commission vice president "for protecting our European way of life" by EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen earlier this week. has been lauded by Politico as "one of the most prominent and well-liked members of von der Leyen's new team."
Among others, there's former Hungarian Minister of Justice Lszl Trcsnyi, who will be appointed new European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, replacing Johannes Hahn on that position.
The European Commission has said that the European Union is ready for Brexit without a deal and that such a variant would most likely hurt the UK, Reuters reported.
The Commission does not currently consider it necessary to take any further steps to prepare for such a scenario, EC spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said at a briefing.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker won't attend the G7 summit in France for health reasons, an EC spokeswoman said today, quoted by Reuters and BTA.
Commission spokesperson said Juncker had a successful and an urgent cholecystectomy over the weekend and doctors advised him not to take a trip.