Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: EU

Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

BERLIN: Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full “overhaul” of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara’s arrests of human rights activists. The government stepped up its travel advisory for the NATO ally as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned ...

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UK’s Fox insists Britain can make trade deals outside EU

Britain could “simply replicate” its trade deals outside the European Union, said International Trade Secretary and leading advocate of Brexit Liam Fox. Speaking ahead of a meeting with the World Trade Organisation in Geneva on Thursday, Fox repeated his assertion that the UK could not leave the EU and remain ...

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Israeli prime minister accidentally admits Syria strikes

BUDAPEST: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught on Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a regional summit. Netanyahu ...

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As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Britain’s Brexit minister vowed to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to quit the EU their government still seemed at odds over what it wants. “It’s time to get down to work ...

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Erdogan attacks EU, promises to bring back death penalty

ANKARA/ISTANBUL: A defiant President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday stepped up his attack on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passes it. Erdogan, who was at the opening ceremony for a memorial dedicated to the roughly ...

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Iceland opens door for UK to join EFTA

ICELAND‘s foreign minister has opened the door for Britain to rejoin a European trade club that would put it on a fast track to sign dozens of ready made deals after Brexit. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said he had spoken to Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary about the UK joining the ...

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Blair says EU would level with UK on mass migration

LONDON: European Union leaders would accept tightening up immigration rules to accommodate Britain, so the option of the UK staying in the bloc should remain open, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday. More than a decade of mass immigration from the EU under freedom of movement rules was ...

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EasyJet has applied for post-Brexit base in Austria

PARIS: EasyJet has applied to establish a third airline to allow it to continue flying in the European Union after Brexit. The airline has applied for a £10 million new air operator’s certificate (AOC) in Austria, that it hopes to receive “in the near future”. It will allow the company ...

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MP Anne Marie Morris suspended for racist remark

LONDON: A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU ...

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US Alone At The G20

The sociable and self-assured President of the United States (US) Donald Trump cut an isolated figure at the G20 summit in Hamburg. In recent meetings with European leaders Donald Trump has been the central character. Before the Paris Climate Change meetings, he was disruptive and forceful – pushing the United ...

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