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Jon Stone
Europe Correspondent at jon.stone@independent.co.uk
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John Lichfield 3h
Our appeal for news-kiosk operators burned out by riots in Paris has now almost reached its minimum target of E4,500. The cagnotte stands at E4,320. I plan to keep it open until Thurs pm and then hand the money to the Syndicat des kiosquiers. Donations
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Jon Stone 2h
Replying to @joncstone
Abolish the Home Office
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Jon Stone 3h
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Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney: "I think people would be very foolish to assume that this is just some kind of political game and that an extension will automatically be facilitated. I do think EU leaders will be demanding"
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Jon Stone 3h
Replying to @joncstone
Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney: "Often in the UK the focus on Brexit revolves around trying to find agreement within the British parliament and the British parliamentary system. There are so many other countries that are impacted by Brexit too”
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Jon Stone 3h
Replying to @joncstone
Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney: "I don't think there's any appetite amongst EU leaders to simply kick this can down the road because it hasn't been possible to coalesce a majority in Westminster"
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Jon Stone 3h
Replying to @joncstone
Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney: "The EU do not want to grant an extension on request for the UK that brings us back to the same point that we are at today, in three months, six months, nine months time, having wasted a lot more time".
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Jon Stone 3h
Replying to @joncstone
Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney: "There's a lot of concern amongst EU member states and partners about the prospect of a long extension of Article 50". Says "people will need convincing on" it with "a very persuasive plan to explain why that's needed" and how UK will use time.
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Jennifer Rankin 4h
Replying to @JenniferMerode
According to diplomatic note, France, Belgium, Ireland and Spain are the “most inflexible”, insisting that extension must be tied to clear plan of action from the British. Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Denmark and Portugal were seen as more wait and see.
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Jon Stone 4h
Replying to @blanxthinx
yes that section of line is very slow but basically the passenger rail route from all of north western europe to berlin and beyond so it’s good that they’re looking at improving it
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Jon Stone 4h
Germany plans new east-west high-speed line that would knock 45mins+ off trains from Cologne to Berlin (and so from London, Brussels, and Amsterdam to Berlin)
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Jon Stone 4h
Article 50 extension latest: Germany: We're "really exhausted", this is "not just a game", we need "precise proposals” France: We need "something new", can't be extension to "remain in same deadlock” Barnier: "Why do you want an extension? What for?"
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Barnier: "I am here to ask a very legitimate question on behalf of the European authorities - which is why do you want an extension? What for? what's the objective of an extension? What use would it be? An extension has to be useful."
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Jon Stone 5h
Barnier asks: "What would be the purpose and outcome? And how can we ensure that, at the end of a possible extension, we are not back in the same situation as today?"
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Jason Groves 7h
Cabinet source: 'The only thing agreed this morning was that everyone hates Bercow'
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Jon Stone 6h
Replying to @boskee_voitek
Yes, it was on his weekly agenda
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Jon Stone 7h
Donald Tusk was scheduled to do a press conference with Leo Varadkar in Dublin this afternoon but it’s no longer happening
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Jon Stone 7h
Replying to @slowbikeiain
yes I think that’s very true!
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Laura Kuenssberg 8h
1. Cabinet sources say PM is writing letter to EU today asking for extension - frustration that she is going to ask for end date of June 30th, with proviso of up delay of up to 2 years
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Jon Stone 8h
Two excellent Brussels houses
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Jon Stone 8h
Replying to @stavvers
Is this the famous doge’s palace I’ve heard so much about
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