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Belgian politician, former Prime Minister of Belgium, President of the European Council

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Charles Michel: Belgian politician, former Prime Minister of Belgium, President of the European Council
Charles Michel is a Belgian politician serving as President of the European Council since 2019. He previously served as Prime Minister of Belgium between 2014 and 2019.

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EU leader criticises UK over post-Brexit plan [Video]

EU leader criticises UK over post-Brexit plan

European Union leader Charles Michel has criticised the UK at the UN GeneralAssembly for its threats to renege on parts of the Withdrawal Agreement itsigned with the bloc. He warned on Friday that the..

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EU Summit postponed as Charles Michel goes into isolation [Video]

EU Summit postponed as Charles Michel goes into isolation

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Brexit: 'If you leave the club there are consequences', EU's Charles Michel warns UK [Video]

Brexit: 'If you leave the club there are consequences', EU's Charles Michel warns UK

The head of the European Council has defended the EU's stance and called for calm amid heightened tensions in the post-Brexit trade talks.View on euronews

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'We'll find a solution': EU's Michel confident over COVID fund dispute [Video]

'We'll find a solution': EU's Michel confident over COVID fund dispute

"This won't be easy, as there are different interpretations on the table, but I'm totally convinced that we'll find a solution," European Council President Charles Michel told Euronews.View on euronews

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EU leaders' summit postponed as guard tests positive for Covid-19

A security guard tested positive for the virus, forcing EU chief Charles Michel to quarantine.
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Britain's international credibility is at stake, warns EU's Michel

britain's international credibility is at stake, warns eu's michel
It is "time for UK Government to take its responsibilities. International credibility of UK signature at stake," says EU's Michel. — AFP/Files BRUSSELS: European Council chief Charles Michel warned..
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EU and China to talk trade as tensions mount

eu and china to talk trade as tensions mount
Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns EU leaders are due to hold video talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hoping to make progress on trade and investment, even as..
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Turkey urges EU to be 'impartial' in eastern Mediterranean row

turkey urges eu to be 'impartial' in eastern mediterranean row
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on the EU to be "impartial" in the growing row over energy prospecting in contested eastern Mediterranean waters, his office said. In a phone call with..
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Prime minister of Kosovo tests positive for Covid-19

prime minister of kosovo tests positive for covid-19
Europe Prime minister of Kosovo tests positive for Covid-19 Kosovo’s Avdullah Hoti says he only has a ‘mild cough’ and will self-isolate at home. Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo poses for..
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EU reaches historic deal on pandemic recovery after fractious summit

eu reaches historic deal on pandemic recovery after fractious summit
BRUSSELS: European Union leaders clinched an historic deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-throttled economies in the early hours of Tuesday, after a fractious summit lasting almost..
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EC head Charles Michel implores leaders to overcome divisions of recover fund

ec head charles michel implores leaders to overcome divisions of recover fund
Weary and bleary, European Union leaders on Monday geared up for a fourth day of fighting over an unprecedented 1.85 trillion-euro (US$2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, barely..
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EU's Michel proposes 5 billion euros Brexit emergency fund

eu's michel proposes 5 billion euros brexit emergency fund
European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday that EU talks with Britain on their new relationship were “not easy” and countries, regions and industries will face disruptions from 2021..
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Hong Kong security law: Anger as China's Xi signs legislation

hong kong security law: anger as china's xi signs legislation
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged China to "step back from the brink" and respect the rights of the people of Hong Kong. He said: "The success of Hong Kong, the entrepreneurial spirit, the..
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EU, China to hold video summit to discuss coronavirus outbreak

eu, china to hold video summit to discuss coronavirus outbreak
Photo: AFP Leaders from China and European Union will hold a video summit today to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and tensions rising over new tariffs targeting Chinese firms. The heads of the EU's..
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No progress among EU leaders on virus recovery deal

no progress among eu leaders on virus recovery deal
European Union leaders found that a quick deal on the bloc's future long-term budget and a multibillion-euro post-pandemic recovery plan remained beyond their reach Friday as the coronavirus ravages..
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EU: Make China Rights Crisis a Summit Priority

eu: make china rights crisis a summit priority
(Brussels) – European Union leaders should use the forthcoming EU-China summit to press for an end to Beijing’s grave and systemic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. The 22nd..
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EU will not accept 'pig in a poke' Brexit deal from Boris Johnson, Council president warns

The European Union will not accept a "pig in a poke" deal from Boris Johnson, European Council president Charles Michel has said following high-level talks with the prime minister.
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British PM, top EU officials to hold talks on June 15

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the chairman of European Union leaders Charles Michel and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks on June 15 to revive stalled..
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EU leaders task European Commission to link coronavirus recovery fund to budget

eu leaders task european commission to link coronavirus recovery fund to budget
European Union (EU) leaders in a video summit on Thursday tasked the European Commission to shape the bloc's collective response to the coronavirus pandemic and link a recovery fund against the..
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EU leaders to hold coronavirus video conference on April 23

European Union leaders will hold a video conference on April 23 to discuss the economic response to coronavirus, the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Friday, a day after EU..
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EU prioritizing free goods flow, vaccine search: EU Council head

The European Union is prioritizing maintaining open borders for goods to flow and the hunt for a vaccine against the coronavirus, European Council president Charles Michel said in a video conference of..
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G7 leaders express "strong" will to cooperate to tackle virus: EU's Michel

G7 leaders have expressed a strong desire to work together to tackle what is likely to be a long and difficult health crisis, European Council President Charles Michel said on Monday.
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Macron, Merkel to discuss coronavirus, borders with EU officials

French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the coronavirus and the topic of border controls on Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading EU officials Charles Michel and Ursula von der..
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EU disapproves of US travel ban, taken unilaterally and without consultation

The European Union disapproves of the U.S. decision to impose a unilateral travel ban on European countries, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles..
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EU presidents hit out at Trump's travel ban and say tackling coronavirus 'requires cooperation'

Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel say the EU disapproves of 'unilateral' action
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EU leaders set to hold emergency talks over coronavirus

European Union leaders are set to hold a teleconference "shortly" to discuss a coordinated EU response to the coronavirus outbreak, the president of the European Council Charles Michel said on Monday.
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France's Macron to hold coronavirus call with EU leaders on Tuesday

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a video-conference call on Tuesday with other EU leaders and with EU council leader Charles Michel to coordinate a response to the coronavirus, an official in..
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EU made no 'concrete' offer to Turkey on migrants: Erdogan spokesman

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday that Charles Michel, president of the European Council, did not make a concrete offer on Wednesday in a meeting to deal with thousands of..
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EU Council head urges Turkey to respect EU migrant deal

European Council President Charles Michel Tuesday called on Turkey to respect a 2016 deal with the European Union in which it agreed to contain the flow of migrants to Europe in exchange for billions..
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EU leaders send message of unity, hope as UK departs

eu leaders send message of unity, hope as uk departs
BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Top European Union (EU) leaders sent a message of unity and hope on the day of the United Kingdom's departure, vowing that a smaller bloc would not translate into a weaker..
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EU: the more UK distances from bloc rules, the less market access

The more Britain diverges from EU rules and regulations after Brexit, the less access to the bloc's single market it will have, European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday.
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‘Every choice has its consequences’: EU leaders issue Brexit warning as they lament UK’s imminent exit

‘every choice has its consequences’: eu leaders issue brexit warning as they lament uk’s imminent exit
The presidents of the EU‘s three major institutions have heralded Brexit Day with an apparent warning to the UK: “every choice has its consequences”. European Commission president Ursula von der..
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EU's Michel urges Iran's Rouhani to comply with nuclear deal

European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday he had spoken to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and urged Tehran to comply with the 2015 arms control agreement that prevents it developing..
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Germany warns of 'second Syria' as EU hosts Libya PM

germany warns of 'second syria' as eu hosts libya pm
EU leaders met the head of Libya's UN-recognised government Wednesday as they scramble to contain the escalating crisis there, with Germany warning the country could deteriorate into a "second Syria"...
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EU agrees on ‘Green Deal’ for carbon neutrality by 2050, Poland exempt

European Union leaders agreed on turning their bloc climate neutral by 2050 but left Poland out of the commitment for now, the summit's chairman Charles Michel and diplomatic sources said.
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EU needs to maintain close cooperation with Britain after Brexit: Michel

Incoming European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday said he wants the European Union to remain in "very close" cooperation with Britain after Brexit.
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Belgium gets first woman prime minister

belgium gets first woman prime minister
Sophie Wilmes has been appointed interim prime minister. Belgium has been without a full federal government since December 2018. Belgium's King Philippe named Sophie Wilmes interim prime minister on..
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First woman named as Belgian prime minister

first woman named as belgian prime minister
Belgian Budget Minister Sophie Wilmes has been chosen as the country's new caretaker prime minister - a first for a woman, the current premier Charles Michel said on Saturday. ......
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Brexit deal can be negotiated in time for EU summit, insists Government

brexit deal can be negotiated in time for eu summit, insists government
The Government has rejected claims that a Brexit deal cannot be negotiated in time for a crucial EU summit after the Finnish prime minister said “more time” is needed. Boris Johnson is in a race..
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Belgium's Michel, European Council president-elect, sees 'immense' challenges

Charles Michel, Belgium's prime minister who EU leaders have chosen as the next European Council president, said on Tuesday that Europe is facing "immense" challenges.
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A man in a hurry: Belgium's PM Michel named EU Council chief

Belgian liberal Charles Michel, who was nominated by EU leaders on Tuesday as the next chair of EU summits, does not believe in hanging around.
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EU mini-summit set to discuss top jobs succession

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel will host five other EU government leaders in Brussels on Friday as part of efforts to hammer out a compromise over new appointments to top posts in the European..
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