Monday, 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Brexit: EU ‘to prepare’ for future trade talks with UK

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LONDON: The EU is to begin preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government. An internal draft document seen by the BBC suggests the 27 European Union countries should discuss trade among themselves while officials in Brussels prepare the ...

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Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

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BRUSSELS: Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe Vestager, the EU official in charge of antitrust issues, also ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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UK to support Pak trade growth

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LONDON/LAHORE: UK Minister of State for Trade Policy 2017 marks 70 years since this country’s birth, and 70 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK. This is also a momentous time for the UK. As we prepare for our departure from the European Union we will look to ...

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Google appeals against EU’s $2.7 bn antitrust fine

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LONDON: Google has appealed against the record $2.7 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union (EU) back in June for breaching its rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search. The Luxembourg-based general court, Europe’s second-highest, is expected to take several years before ruling on Google’s appeal, ...

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UK Оffers to Мaintain Defence and Security Cooperation with EU

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LONDON: Britain has played one its strongest cards in the EU negotiations by offering to put its defence, security and aid assets at the disposal of the European Union in the hope of getting concessions on future trading and economic relations. The offer extends to continuing to share embassies with the EU, ...

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London stays world’s top finance centre despite Brexit

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FRANKFURT/ LONDON: London remains the globe’s most attractive financial centre, extending its lead over New York despite Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday. Britain’s departure from the trading bloc has led to some politicians and economists predicting London will lose its pre-eminent status as ...

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China bans imports of soft European cheese

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PARIS: Soft European cheese has fallen on hard times in China. Customs officials have banned a host of soft, mould-ripened cheese for containing “too much bacteria”, with authorities reportedly alarmed the mould contained colonies of bacteria that had not been officially approved. The ban mainly affects French and Italian cheese, ...

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Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

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BERLIN: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two NATO allies, whose ties have soured ...

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Just 25% UK-based banks seek EU licence

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PARIS: Fewer than ten of the approximately 40 banks that conduct EU business out of London have applied so far for a licence to continue banking in the bloc after Britain leaves, regulatory sources told Reuters. The slow pace of applications is raising concern at the European Central Bank, the ...

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