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May propone una transición de dos años tras el Brexit

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La primera ministra británica ofreció seguir contribuyendo sustancialmente a las arcas de la UE durante un periodo de transición de dos años, una vez consumado el Brexit. Su discurso de este viernes por la tarde en Florencia, que había generado alta expectación en Londres y en Europa, deparó tímidos avances en los términos del divorcio. Trataba May de desbloquear las negociaciones con Bruselas y poder avanzar en las discusiones sobre la relación futura. Pero una líder debilitada, con el campo de maniobra minado por la guerra latente en su Gobierno, ni mucho menos despejó la gran incógnita sobre cómo ve esos futuros lazos entre Reino Unido y el continente.
A los Veintisiete les corresponderá valorar si el discurso de Theresa May en Florencia -acaso el más importante que ha pronunciado sobre el tema hasta la fecha, al menos en términos del momento en que se produce y de la escenificación- supone el “progreso suficiente” en los términos del divorcio que demandan para empezar a hablar de l…

Brexit: The clock is still ticking...

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Theresa May’s big Brexit speech had been talked up for weeks. It even overshadowed, and eventually led to the cancellation of September’s round of talks in Brussels. The mere prospect of it spurred Boris Johnson to rebel, leading to days of intrigue at the United Nations before the prime minister and her top diplomat patched things up on the way home.
After all that, what did the prime minister deliver in Florence?

She proposed for the first time that the U.K. would seek a transitional arrangement to smooth the path after the date of Brexit (March 29, 2019, in case it slipped your mind). That period could last “about two years,” May said.
She also pledged that the U.K. would honor its existing commitments to the European Union budget. “I do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave,” May said in the Tuscan capital. “The U.K. will honor commitments we have made during the…

May's Italian jobs

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Theresa May will have multiple audiences in mind today when she stands up at around 3:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m. BST) in the medieval cloister of a one-time monastery in Florence to reboot her Brexit strategy.
First off she will seek to persuade Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief negotiator, that she’s got what it takes to break the impasse in the divorce talks. Barnier was clear on Thursday that he wants to hear May give ground on issues preventing the EU from shifting the talks to trade. Those sticking points are money, citizens’ rights and the Irish border.
“If we want a deal, time is of the essence,” he said. “To make progress, we are waiting for clear commitments from the U.K.”

As Tim Ross reported on Wednesday, May has been considering using the speech to offer not just to pay for the transitional period she wants but also to be more constructive towards the larger Brexit bill.
Now the Financial Times reports she will also vow to strengthen legal protections for EU nationals liv…

What May will say

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With a day to go before Theresa May delivers her keynote speech on Brexit in Florence, Bloomberg’s Tim Ross has the inside line on how the writing process is going.
Tim reported overnight that the prime minister is weighing whether to accept for the first time the need to discuss the European Union’s demand for a “Brexit bill” totaling tens of billions of pounds. Doing so would be a move designed to kick-start the divorce negotiations.
May will meet with her Cabinet on Thursday and she’s already signaling publicly she will use her address to try to bypass EU negotiator Michel Barnier and appeal directly to the leaders of the 27 other EU governments. She’s still hoping they will be willing to sanction trade talks as soon as next month.
“What I will be doing on Friday is setting out an update on where we are and looking ahead in the negotiations,” May told reporters on her trip to the United Nations. “The Council has given a mandate to the Commission, which has appointed Michel Barnier, bu…

Living on Boris Time

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walked away from the brink of resigning, clearing the path for Prime Minister Theresa May to engage with the European Union on Brexit.
Johnson will attend May’s speech in Florence on Friday and told the Guardian he is “mystified” by media reports he was close to quitting over her strategy towards the EU.
“Not me, guv,” he said. “I don’t know where it’s coming from, honestly.”
Peace was brokered on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which both May and Johnson are attending. One aide to May rejected the suggestion that she had made concessions to Johnson to win his support.
Now the focus turns to Florence. The EU is eager to discover more about where May stands on payments into the EU budget and how long she wants a transitional period to last. She will be hoping to do enough to unblock negotiations set to restart next week and increase the chances they will soon turn to a long-term trade deal.
The Financial Times reported that May…

Documentación para solicitar la Nacionalidad Española

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Para poder solicitar la Nacionalidad Española por Residencia usted deberá aportar los siguientes documentos:
*NIE, número de identificación de extranjero. *Pasaporte completo, en vigor. En el caso del pasaporte deben adjuntarse todas las páginas.  *Certificado de antecedentes Penales del país de origen en vigor. Si el país de origen no certifica en el documento la fecha de caducidad, la Dirección general de los Registros y el Notariado le dará una validez de seis meses (solo en esos casos). Deben estar traducidos y legalizados según los Convenios Internacionales. Este documento podrá ser sustituido por el Certificado Consular de Conducta, conforme a lo establecido por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, debidamente traducido y legalizado. El certificado consular de conducta sólo será admisibles cuando sea expedido en base a la consulta a las autoridades competentes del país de origen.  *Certificado de Nacimiento del país de origen en vigor debidamente legalizado. Si su país pertenece al …

Is Boris Bolting?

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt to silence Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in the Brexit debate backfired.
Hours after May rebuked her top diplomat for freelancing, and insisted she ran a government that backed her, Johnson openly discussed the divorce with the European Union and left open the possibility he might quit in protest at May’s handling of it.
Amid his concerns are potential payments into the European Union’s budget and the length of a transition. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is among those pushing a softer approach and there is speculation May will use Friday’s speech in Florence to pledge to pay money to Brussels in exchange for a smooth withdrawal.
Asked if he was going to resign, Johnson replied: “I think, if I may say, you may be barking slightly up the wrong tree.” But then he went on to discuss what life would be like once he had left his job: “When the burden of office is lifted from my shoulders, I will of course look back with great pride on my tim…