Saturday, 20 April 2019

Tag Archives: EU

UK starts issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

LONDON: Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover – despite Brexit being delayed and uncertainty over when the country will leave the bloc. The interior ministry confirmed that some passports introduced from March 30, the day after Britain was originally due to ...

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Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

ANKARA: Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said.  “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in European countries rarely, and they once again showed their commitment to democracy. “Nevertheless, ...

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EU still refuses to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

BRUSSELS: The European Union has not changed it’s position regarding the Golan Heights and does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU diplomatic service, said in a statement. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over ...

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China orders 300 Airbus planes as Xi visits France

PARIS: China has ordered 300 Airbus planes in a €30 billion deal hailed as an “excellent sign” for Chinese-French relations, it was confirmed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to France this week. The agreement was signed on Monday March 25, during the Chinese President’s visit with French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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Honda says any Brexit delay must be long enough to give stability

LONDON: Japanese carmaker Honda said any delay to Brexit must be long enough to give businesses stability whilst BMW is still preparing for a “worst-case scenario” no-deal Brexit after lawmakers backed postponing Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s car sector, which employs more than 850,000 people, has quickly gone ...

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EU to slap Google with fresh fine

BRUSSELS: The EU’s anti-trust regulator is to slap tech giant Google with a new fine over unfair competition practices, sources told AFP. Brussels has targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s AdSense advertising service, saying it restricts some client websites from displaying ads from third parties. The decision in the long-running case, ...

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May says UK can still leave EU with ‘good deal’

LONDON: The UK can still leave the EU with a “good deal”, Theresa May has insisted. Warning MPs they faced “hard choices” after rejecting her deal for a second time, she said she would vote later to rule out a no-deal exit on 29 March. Battling a sore throat at ...

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EU official warns US could break global trading system

WASHINGTON: EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom warned Thursday that US actions threatened to “break” the global trading system and she urged Washington to cooperate on reforming the rules of commerce instead. President Donald Trump´s aggressive trade policies have targeted friend and rival but he has focused the most attention on ...

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EU says UK must decide next Brexit steps

LONDON: The EU has said it is now up to MPs to decide the next steps for Brexit and it remains “committed” to agreeing a deal in time for the UK to leave this month. Officials said they had offered fresh assurances on the issue of the Irish backstop ahead ...

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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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