Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: European Union

‘No deal’ Brexit could cost Britain about 500,000 jobs: London mayor

LONDON: Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67.41 billion) investment over the next 12 years if it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union, according a report commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Cambridge Econometrics, an economics consultancy, looked at five different Brexit ...

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Macron Calls for China-EU Relationship to ‘Enter 21st Century’

BEIJING: French President Emmanuel Macron called for an overhaul to relations between China and the European Union, pushing for more balanced trade ties while embracing President Xi Jinping’s signature infrastructure push. Speaking on Monday in the ancient imperial capital of Xian, the eastern departure point of the Silk Road trade ...

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Criminal underworld is dropping bitcoin for other cryptocurrency

JOHANNESBURG: Bitcoin is losing its lustre with some of its earliest and most avid fans – criminals – giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency. The value of certain privacy-focused digital currency like monero, designed to avoid tracking, have climbed faster over the past two months as law ...

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Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

BARCELONA: Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him. With nearly all votes counted, separatist parties won a slim majority in Catalan parliament, a ...

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EU agrees to start phase two of Brexit talks

PARIS: The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed. On the second day of a Brussels summit, EU ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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May Ends Impasse in Brexit Talks So Real Negotiations Can Begin

BRITAIN and the European Union are set to resume Brexit negotiations next week after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May broke the stalemate in the hope that the real arguments can now begin. In a major speech on Friday that drew guarded praise from Brussels, May signaled for the first time that ...

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UK Оffers to Мaintain Defence and Security Cooperation with EU

LONDON: Britain has played one its strongest cards in the EU negotiations by offering to put its defence, security and aid assets at the disposal of the European Union in the hope of getting concessions on future trading and economic relations. The offer extends to continuing to share embassies with the EU, ...

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London stays world’s top finance centre despite Brexit

FRANKFURT/ LONDON: London remains the globe’s most attractive financial centre, extending its lead over New York despite Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday. Britain’s departure from the trading bloc has led to some politicians and economists predicting London will lose its pre-eminent status as ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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