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The EU and the UK with Big Differences at the Start of Negotiations on Future Relations

The European Union and the United Kingdom take note of the profound differences in their negotiating positions on the future relations agreement. This was announced today by EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier after the first round of talks that began in Brussels earlier this week.

Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes western Turkey

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Manisa province in western Turkey early on Feb. 24, according to the country's top disaster management body.

The quake occurred at 05:43 local time (0243GMT), said the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). 

It struck at a depth of 7 kilometers (4.3 miles).

No casualties were observed according to initial reports.

What will be the Future EU-UK Partnership after Brexit?

The European Commission has issued a recommendation to the Council to open negotiations on a new partnership with the United Kingdom.

This recommendation is based on the existing European Council guidelines and conclusions, as well as on the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019.

Brexit: What does it mean for the EU and our partners

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. We lost a member of our family. It was a sad moment for us, for European citizens - and, indeed, for many British citizens.
Nevertheless, we have always respected the sovereign decision of 52% of the British electorate, and we now look forward to starting a new chapter in our relations.