Friday, 24 November 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Switzerland approves $1.3b in EU aid

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BERN: Switzerland said it will provide more than a billion dollars in development aid to the European Union, as Bern seeks to stabilise its messy ties with Brussels. The 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.32 billion, 1.1 billion euros) will be spread over ten years and will target lower income countries ...

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Two Britain-based EU agencies to be relocated to Amsterdam, Paris

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BRUSSELS: After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively. Amid a lingering deadlock of Brexit talks, Monday’s relocation is largely seen as an ...

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Merkel fourth term doubtful as German coalition talks fail

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis. Merkel, whose conservatives were weakened after an election they won with a ...

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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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Britain won’t be pressured by Barnier’s Brexit deadline: Davis

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BERLIN: Britain will not be pressured into giving a public answer to EU demands for concessions on a divorce agreement by the end of next week, its chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said Thursday. Davis’s negotiating partner, the EU’s Michel Barnier, last Friday handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to improve ...

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May to meet with EU business leaders amid deadlocked Brexit talks

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PARIS: Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with European business leaders to discuss the future of UK-EU trade after Brexit as she is warned over the “urgency” to provide firms with certainty in the coming months. The Prime Minister will use Monday’s meeting to attempt to win support from European ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

Carles Puigdemont

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

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STRASBOURG: The European Parliament called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence. MEPs approved a resolution which is not binding but will add fresh pressure on the European Commission, the ...

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra T-charge

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LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan claimed that with the rollout of the new weekday “toxicity charge” – ...

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