Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: EU

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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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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