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European media praise EU’s plan to counter UK’s Brexit ‘chaos’

EU’s seizing of initiative and avoidance of Theresa May’s ‘trap’ hailed by foreign press

Europe’s media saw it only one way: faced with a fast-approaching cliff edge and chaos, confusion and vacuousness in London, the other members of the EU needed to take over the Brexit process and force the British government to face up to its choices – and they did.

“The dual-deadline mechanism agreed on in Brussels both ensures the British finally recognise Brexit is their responsibility, and obliges them to finally accept the consequences of their decision to seek a divorce,” said France’s Le Monde.

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Anti-EU populists surge in Dutch election, says exit poll

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will lose his senate majority after upstart anti-EU populists surged in provincial elections just two days after a suspected terror attack in Utrecht.

Dutch police search for motives of Utrecht shooter

Dutch prosecutors and police said Tuesday they were taking "seriously" the possibility of a terrorist motive behind the Utrecht tram attack based on evidence including a letter found in the main suspect's getaway car.

Manhunt underway after deadly shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

The head of the Dutch counter-terror agency said there were shootings at "several" locations in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.
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