Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

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LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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Now is not the time, PM May tells Scotland on independence vote

LONDON/EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government “now is not the time” for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks. Her comments raised tensions with Scotland, where nationalists have called for a new ...

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EU headscarf ruling and its consequences

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There are mixed feelings about the EU ruling on religious symbols – including headscarves – in the workplace. Is it discriminatory or not? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that employers may generally ban “political, philosophical or religious symbols” in the workplace and that this does not constitute ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

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LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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British House of Lords passes landmark Brexit Bill

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LONDON: British Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by ...

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Dutch to pay price for barring ministers: Erdogan

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ISTANBUL:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands it would pay a price for preventing top ministers from holding rallies ahead of a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey’s key EU partners. Erdogan renewed hugely controversial accusations that the Netherlands – occupied by the ...

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UK could quit EU without paying a penny

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LONDON: The EU cannot enforce a penny of a possible €60bn divorce bill if Britain crashes out of the bloc without an agreement, according to a report by a Lords committee.High quality global journalism requires investment. The report published on Saturday admits there are “competing interpretations” on the issue of ...

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EU parliamentarian condemns Indian atrocities in Kashmir

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Member of European Parliament (MEP) and other delegates from the United Kingdom and Canada have unanimously supported the right of self-determination of Kashmiris, saying that the world should come forward to stop the sufferings of the Kashmiris in Indian Kashmir (IoK). MEP Julie Ward, said that the excesses against people ...

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Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals’ rights

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LONDON: The House of Lords voted to amend and thereby delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations, demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain. Peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers protect the rights of more than three million European ...

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