Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: EU

European shares hit two-week low as euro surges

MILAN: European shares fell on Monday in a broad sell-off as the euro strengthened after ECB chief Mario Draghi did not express concern about a strong currency in a closely watched speech. While London was closed for a holiday, reducing activity, the broad STOXX index for euro zone stocks fell ...

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About 100 EU nationals told to leave Britain – mistakenly

LONDON: The Home Office of Britain has mistakenly informed about 100 people that they are to be deported from Britain. A letter was issued “in error” to a number of people stating that they are “liable to detention” so that a decision had been taken to remove them from Britain ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Elusive Brexit clarity meets sober economic reality

DUBLIN: Last time British Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a walking holiday, she called what turned out to be — for her — a disastrous election. Not this time, it is assumed. But financial markets and an eager public hoping she can provide some Brexit clarity will probably have ...

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EU Commission Says Infected Eggs Spread To 17 Nations

LONDON: The European Commission says that at least fifteen EU countries, as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. Its announcement comes ahead of a planned meeting with ministers and other officials next month to discuss the crisis. The European Commission, the European ...

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs scandal

DUTCH police arrested two suspects on Thursday (local time) as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over ...

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UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU

LONDON: Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros (36.12 billion pounds) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain’s negotiating strategy. The European Union has floated a figure of 60 billion euros and wants significant progress on settling ...

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Britons face airport delays due to new EU security rules

LONDON: The Government has been urged to pressure EU states to adequately staff their airports as British holidaymakers face more delays due to new security measures. Passengers have queued for up to four hours at airports this week, with some EU states criticised for not bringing in extra staff. The ...

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Shell shuts down Europe’s largest refinery after fire

THE HAGUE: The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was shutting down Europe’s biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site on Sunday. Flames billowed into the sky over the port of Rotterdam after the blaze erupted at a high-voltage power station ...

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