[Ticker] Tajani asks Juncker for all EMA Brexit relocation documents

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani on Wednesday asked European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for all documents, including confidential ones, on the Dutch bid for Amsterdam to be the location of the post-Brexit European Medicines Agency (EMA), Italian news agency ANSA reported. Tajani said he needed "all the details" of the successful bid, which Italy is challenging on the grounds that Amsterdam is allegedly not ready to host the agency.

[Ticker] Hahn: EU to back entry talks with Albania and Macedonia

"The EU Commission will soon recommend, most likely by the summer, that member states begin accession negotiations with Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn has said. "We believe that both countries have made important reforms in the past, and are thus qualified for this step," he told Germany's Die Welt newspaper in an interview published on Thursday.

[Ticker] UEFA signs deal to promote ‘European values’ at EURO 2020

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has signed a deal with the EU commission to promote European values at the football championships in 2020, which will be the first to be held all over Europe, involving 12 different cities. UEFA EURO 2020 has the "potential to portray a positive image of Europe", the agreement reads. Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 tournament.

Daily briefing: Unilever’s Brexit, the Garlic #Girls, Myanmar’s crisis of democracy

Please help us to make FirstFT more useful to you by clicking here to answer our short questionnaire. Is Unilever preparing for its own Brexit? Theresa May is bracing for the Anglo-Dutch group to choose the Netherlands over the UK for its new unified ...

David Lidington offers SNP gamut of Brexit powers in hope of breaking deadlock

Theresa May’s de facto deputy has formally offered to transfer to Scotland all powers repatriated from Brussels that involve devolved policy areas as part of a deal to break a Brexit deadlock with the SNP and avoid a constitutional crisis. David ...

PM to wine, dine and arm-twist warring Brexit cabinet at Chequers away-day

Theresa May will lay on the best hospitality her country retreat Chequers can offer in a bid to persuade her feuding Cabinet ministers to agree a policy on Brexit. At an away-day of 11 senior ministers - her so-called Brexit "war Cabinet" - she will ...

U.K. Eyes Longer Brexit Transition and Asks EU to Talk Dates

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is asking the European Union for flexibility on the length of the Brexit transition period with just over a year before the country leaves the bloc. Britain has said it wants an implementation period to last ...
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