Tag Archives: European Union

28Nov/16

Author of book about Brexit says Britain needs a simple first-stage plan for least damage

New book “Understanding Brexit Options: What future for Britain?” explains and compares Hard and Soft Brexit options and variations, shows mistakes being made.
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16Nov/16

EU plans online screening for visa-free travellers

The European Commission proposes a plan under which millions of foreign tourists and business people who do not need visas will have to complete a five euro online security check to be allowed to enter the EU.

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03Nov/16

Claimants in ‘Brexit’ case welcome court ruling

Hairdresser Deir Dos Santos and investment manager Gina Miller, the two lead claimants in a case at England’s High Court, welcome the court’s ruling that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union. Lawyer David Greene read a statement from his client, Dos Santos, after the ruling.
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01Nov/16

More Brexit trauma ahead for sterling?

UK manufacturing showed solid growth in October thanks to exchange rates driving up new orders, according to the latest data. But as Ivor Bennett reports, sterling could fall even further than some might want – a new poll forecasting lows of $1.15 when Britain starts formal divorce proceedings from the EU.
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25Oct/16

The end of ‘The Jungle’

(NVO) – French workers begin demolishing the Calais migrant “Jungle”, with officials hoping that its thousands of residents evacuate peacefully. Gavino Garay reports.
They’re tearing down the Jungle..the migrant camp in Calais that’s become a symbol of the EU’s failure to deal with Europe’s migration crisis.
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31Aug/16
Apple offices in Cork, Ireland

Apple allocated almost all profits to untaxed non-tangible HQ, Commission says

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Apple allocated almost all the profits it made in Europe and other regions to untaxed non-tangible headquarters in Ireland.

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30Aug/16
EU antitrust regulators

Apple slapped with up to 13 billion euro tax bill

EU antitrust regulators order Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.
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26Aug/16

Britain dodging Brexit bombshell?

Britain’s economy fared better than predicted in the wake of the surprise Brexit vote in June as figures show signs that consumers are taking the country’s vote to leave the European Union in their stride. Stuwart McDill reports.
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26Aug/16

Poles in Britain donate blood to strengthen ties with UK

Polish migrants across the United Kingdom donate blood, in a national week long post-Brexit campaign to strengthen solidarity between Poles and Brits.
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25Aug/16
Zambia IMF Programme

Fitch: Zambia IMF Programme Still Likely But Timing Uncertain

HONG KONG/LONDON, August 25 (Fitch) – The opposition’s decision to challenge the result of Zambia’s recent presidential elections will delay agreement on IMF support, although we think a programme is still likely after groundwork was laid earlier this year, Fitch Ratings says.
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