Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: European Union

May to say Brexit ’95 percent’ settled as MP mutiny fears rise

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will tell Britain’s parliament on Monday that Brexit negotiations are “95 percent” complete but that she cannot accept the European Union’s Northern Ireland border proposals – as she faces down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party. May has been on the receiving end ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence

BRUSSELS: The European Union referred Poland to its top court on Monday, in the latest legal confrontation between Brussels and populist member governments. EU leaders say they had to move quickly to halt an alleged legal threat to the independence of Poland’s judiciary from its own rightwing government. But the ...

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BMW moves UK plant shutdown to just after Brexit

LONDON: German carmaker BMW said it will move the annual maintenance shutdown period for its British Mini plant to just after Britain is due to leave the European Union in April, in case there is no Brexit deal. Carmakers generally close their factories over the summer for a few weeks ...

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EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia amid Canada row

BRUSSELS: The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists, saying that the detainees should be granted due process to defend themselves. Saudi Arabia has in recent months detained several women’s rights activists. The detentions have triggered a major ...

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EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

BRUSSELS: The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent “conflict and chaos.” The comments from EU Council President Donald Tusk comes as Washington and Beijing stand on the brink of ...

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EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

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EU considers using algorithms to detect anti-competitive acts

MECHELEN: To find companies that may be using software to fix prices, EU regulators may create their own algorithms. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that it’s now easy for price collusion to occur, Reuters reported. “It is a hypothesis that not all algorithms will have been to law school,” Vestager ...

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Brexit gives grounds for hope, says Boris Johnson

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LONDON: Foreign minister Boris Johnson will appeal on Wednesday to those who he says are seeking to reverse the result of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying Brexit “is not grounds for fear but hope”. In the first of several speeches by government ministers that Prime Minister Theresa ...

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