Monday, 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Shell shuts down Europe’s largest refinery after fire

SHELL

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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Spanish economy posts best quarterly growth since 2014

Spanish economy

MADRID: Spain’s robust three-year economic recovery picked up momentum in the second quarter, notching up its best growth performance since 2014. GDP in the eurozone’s fourth largest economy expanded by 0.9 per cent in the three months to June, up from 0.8 per cent at the start of the year, ...

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Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

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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

at the Conservative Party Conference on October 6, 2010 in Birmingham, England. Prime Minister David Cameron will speak to the Tory conference today and will outline that spending cuts necessary to reduce the budget deficit 'will not be easy' and that the coalition government's commitment to fairness is based on giving people 'what they deserve'.

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

Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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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

A handout photo released by the Turkish Presidential Press Service shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeting a young girl at the 'July 15 Martyrs’ Monument' during its inauguration at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on July 16, 2017, as part of the events held to mark one year since the July 15 defeat of the failed coup bid.
Turkey on July 15 marked one year since the defeat of the failed coup bid with mass nationwide rallies seeking to showcase national unity and a stern warning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "chop off the heads" of traitors. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

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

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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

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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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