Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: EU

UK Home Secretary to propose limitless access for EU migrants

  LONDON-Sputnik: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to address the cabinet with a proposal to allow migrants from the European Union to enter the United Kingdom without any limits for 30 months if the sides to the Brexit talks fail to reach an agreement, media reported on Monday. ...

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence

BRUSSELS: The European Union referred Poland to its top court on Monday, in the latest legal confrontation between Brussels and populist member governments. EU leaders say they had to move quickly to halt an alleged legal threat to the independence of Poland’s judiciary from its own rightwing government. But the ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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EU, US seek to clear trade talks confusion

BRUSSELS: Top officials from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday in an effort to iron out differences on trade talks announced to great fanfare this summer. US President Donald Trump and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker in July pledged to hold off from further tit-for-tat tariffs and ...

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UK’s Raab ‘stubbornly optimistic’ of Brexit deal with EU

BRUSSELS: Brexit minister Dominic Raab said he was “stubbornly optimistic” that Britain would reach a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure from the bloc in time for an October meeting of EU leaders. After talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday, ...

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EU to block US sanctions against Iran to protect European companies

BRUSSELS : Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy ...

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Melted asphalt, shoes for dogs: Europe wilts in heat

EUROPE sweltered on Saturday in intense heat with temperatures due to hit near-record highs of 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) in Portugal, while elsewhere high temperatures melted the asphalt or saw police dogs fitted with shoes. Here is a roundup: Portugal: peak heat The heatwave was expected to reach ...

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EU drugs agency to see 30% staff losses over Brexit move

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to scale back operations further as it copes with higher than expected staff losses, triggered by the watchdog’s forced relocation from London to Amsterdam because of Brexit. “Overall, EMA expects a staff loss of about 30%, with a high degree of uncertainty regarding mid-term ...

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UK warns of danger of ‘messy divorce’ with EU

VIENNA : UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned of the danger of the UK undergoing a “messy divorce” from the EU, referring to the prospect of a “ no deal” exit. Speaking to reporters after meeting his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl, Hunt said: “At the moment we are heading for ...

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Iran supreme leader says ‘obvious mistake’ to negotiate with US

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an “obvious mistake” to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in ...

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