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In Britain
September 10, 2017 4:21 am gmt |
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Tony Blair has called on the government to introduce a new immigration policy which “reasserts control”. When he was prime minister, Mr Blair’s government – unlike most EU countries – did not apply transitional controls on migrants from eastern Europe. But in a Sunday Ti...
In Britain
September 4, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. “Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 6:27 am gmt |
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The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill in order to start trade talks, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. He said a bad Brexit deal would damage both British and European companies. Businesses have become impatient with the ...
In Britain
August 28, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade. But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens’ righ...
In Britain
August 17, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. But if visitors from EU countries wanted to work, study or settle in the UK they would have to apply for permission under the proposals. EU citizens are currently free to live and work in the UK...
In Britain
August 16, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. The European Union has provided billions of euros of aid for the province since a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of v...
In Britain
August 15, 2017 7:47 am gmt |
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The EU is likely to block Britain’s plea for a temporary customs union to prevent Brexit border chaos if it also demands the right to seek other trade deals, a former Commissioner has warned. Karel De Gucht described the plans being put forward today by the Government as “very problematic” and at odd...
In Europe
June 2, 2017 10:39 am gmt |
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China and the European Union agree on the need for international solutions to clean energy and climate change and there can be no backsliding on the Paris Climate Agreement, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday (June 2). U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thurs...
In Britain
March 31, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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The EU has outlined its strategy for Brexit negotiations, suggesting talks on a trade deal could begin once “sufficient progress” is made on a separation settlement with the UK. The guidelines, issued by European Council President Donald Tusk, argue for a “phased approach” in ...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 12:54 pm gmt |
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British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday he was seriously considering entering the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Hunt, who backed the campaign to stay in the European Union, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme he was weighing up whether to put his name forwa...
In Britain
June 24, 2016 6:07 am gmt |
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The value of the pound has fallen dramatically as it emerged that the UK had voted to leave the EU. At one stage it hit $1.3305, a fall of more than 10%, and a low not seen since 1985. Before the results started to come in, the pound had risen as high as $1.50, as […]...
In Britain
May 12, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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Britons should vote to remain in the EU in a June 23 referendum “in order to defend investment, defend jobs, defend workers’ rights and defend our environment”, the country’s opposition leader said as he launched the Labour party’s campaign to keep the UK in the bloc. Je...
In Europe
April 14, 2016 8:41 am gmt |
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European Council President Donald Tusk expressed alarm on Wednesday (April 13) over the build-up of migrants in Libya and warned that Italy and Malta would be quickly overrun should these people start moving towards Europe. With a controversial deal with Turkey, the troubled 28-nation EU seems to hav...
In Srilanka
March 18, 2016 11:48 am gmt |
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Discussions were held between Sri Lanka and the EU on lifting the ban on fisheries products exporting to EU countries. The State Minister of Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera took part in the discussions on the matter with the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica...
In Britain
February 22, 2016 12:31 pm gmt |
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The UK will be taking a “big gamble” with its security if it votes to leave the European Union, defence secretary Michael Fallon has claimed. The “collective weight” of partnerships such as the EU made it easier to deal with global threats, he said. David Cameron will face MPs...
In Britain
February 21, 2016 10:41 am gmt |
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David Cameron has issued a last-ditch appeal to Boris Johnson not to join the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, warning him not to “link arms” with Brexit supporters Nigel Farage and George Galloway. With the London mayor set to end months of speculation over which side he will back, ...
In Britain
February 20, 2016 9:48 am gmt |
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David Cameron says a deal struck with EU leaders will give the UK “special status” and he will campaign with his “heart and soul” to stay in the union. The agreement, reached late on Friday after two days of talks in Brussels, gives the UK power to limit some EU migrants’...
In Europe
February 20, 2016 9:32 am gmt |
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European leaders on Friday night reached a deal on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed reforms to give UK special status in the EU after marathon talks. “We have just achieved a deal which strengthens Britain’s special status in the European Union. It is a legally bindin...
In Europe
February 19, 2016 6:53 am gmt |
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The EU is to hold a special summit with Turkey on the migration crisis in early March, officials have announced. “The EU-Turkey action plan is our priority,” European Council President Donald Tusk said after late-night talks at an EU gathering in Brussels. The EU has pledged €3bn (£2.3bn;...