Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Understanding more about migration

I was glad last week, when a former Swedish politician, Carl Bildt, said that Sweden had become a better country thanks to a large number of immigrants having come to the land since the 1960s. Today, about 20 percent Swedes were born outside the country. Most live in the big ...

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Pro-Kashmir UK Pakistani MEP denied official visa to visit India

LONDON: A British Pakistani parliamentarian has been barred from official India visit over his support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir. Amjad Bashir, who is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament, told this scribe on Tuesday that he has been effectively banned from a European Parliament delegation to ...

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Amazon to create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK

LONDON: Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the EU. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased ...

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European Parliament backs controversial Canadian trade deal

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PARIS: MEPs overwhelmingly backed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the European Union and Canada. The vote saw fierce protests with around 700 campaigners taking to the streets outside the parliament building. Some pushed a mock Trojan horse, fearful that the Investment Court System (ICS) brought in with the ...

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House of Lords aims to attach conditions to EU divorce legislation

  LONDON: Members of the House of Lords said they would try to attach conditions to legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. On Wednesday, May won approval from parliament’s lower chamber for the legislation. The upper chamber, the House ...

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Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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