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    • European Council President: “Not enough progress has been made” to call November Brexit summit October 19, 2018
      Speaking after yesterday’s summit of EU27 leaders, European Council President Donald Tusk said, “I stand ready to convene a European Council on Brexit if and when the EU negotiator [Michel Barnier] reports that decisive progress has been made, and we should be clear that for now, not enough progress has been made.” On proposals to […]
    • Parliamentary constraint is key problem for Theresa May October 18, 2018
      Open Europe's David Shiels spoke to TRT World News on October 17 about the deadlock in Brexit negotiations, saying that it is important for the EU to realise that the UK Prime Minister faces several constraints in Parliament.The post Parliamentary constraint is key problem for Theresa May appeared first on Open Europe.
    • French government releases draft legislation for No Deal preparation October 18, 2018
      The French government yesterday published the full text of a draft legislation which would allow the executive to take emergency measures in the event of a No Deal Brexit scenario. On the rights of British citizens currently resident in France, the draft law states, “The [French] government is paying very close attention…to the rights of […]
    • This month’s Eurobarometer shows some troubling results October 17, 2018
      Open Europe's Henry Newman examines the latest Eurobarometer survey on public attitudes towards the EU.The post This month’s Eurobarometer shows some troubling results appeared first on Open Europe.
    • EU needs to move on the Irish backstop issue in Brexit talks October 17, 2018
      Appearing on TRT World News, Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh examined the prospect of solving the Irish border backstop issue in Brexit negotiations at this week’s European Council summit.The post EU needs to move on the Irish backstop issue in Brexit talks appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Donald Tusk: Only new UK proposals can break Brexit deadlock October 17, 2018
      European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday said that the state of Brexit negotiations “gives [him] no grounds for optimism” and that he will ask Prime Minister Theresa May “whether she has concrete proposals on how to break the impasse. Only such proposals can determine if a breakthrough is possible.” Tusk called for new thinking on […]
    • Brexit deal is achievable, says Theresa May October 16, 2018
      Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told the House of Commons that despite the lack of agreement on issues such as the Northern Irish backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, "I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the European Union. I continue to […]
    • New Open Europe Report: No Deal – The economic consequences & how they could be mitigated October 15, 2018
      In a new macroeconomic study, ‘No Deal: The economic consequences & how they could be mitigated’, Open Europe finds that a UK withdrawal from the European Union without a preferential trade deal would be sub-optimal and would entail material costs. However, this medium-term cost would be limited in absolute terms, but also relative to other […]
    • Several Cabinet members object to PM’s new backstop proposal October 12, 2018
      Prime Minister Theresa May faces objections from several Eurosceptic members of the Cabinet over her new proposal for a backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. The Daily Telegraph reports that at least three ministers are prepared to resign over the plan, which involves the UK staying in a customs union with the […]
    • Sobering Results in the Land of Oktoberfest? A Primer on the 2018 Bavarian Elections. October 11, 2018
      As the German state of Bavaria goes to the polls on Sunday, the results of the vote are likely to have wider repercussions. Open Europe’s Leopold Traugott explains what is at stake. The post Sobering Results in the Land of Oktoberfest? A Primer on the 2018 Bavarian Elections. appeared first on Open Europe.

Google Duo Lets You Call People Without the App

Google has quietly updated Duo to allow users to call people who don’t even have the Duo app installed. This means that Google Duo users can make voice calls or video calls to their contacts using Duo even if the other person has never even heard of this particular messaging app. The number of messaging apps Google offers has been well documented. There’s Allo and Duo (which can now make voice calls) and Hangouts (which has been split into Chat and Meet). And all of them do pretty much the same thing. However, Duo does have a cool new trick…

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