Brexit talks making good progress, says Ursula Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European commission president says key issues are level playing field and fisheries Trade and security negotiations between the UK and the EU are making good progress, Ursula von der Läs mer…

Basmati battle: Pakistan fights Indian bid for EU recognition of rice

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Delhi seeking geographical indication status for its basmati rice, angering Islamabad A new ingredient has been added to the boiling pot that is the relationship between India and Pakistan: Läs mer…

EU leaders urged to aid transfer of Covid patients between member states

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has asked EU leaders to help Brussels map intensive care bed capacity to allow the transfer of coronavirus patients from overrun Läs mer…

EU accused of abandoning migrants to the sea with shift to drone surveillance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The EU has been accused of condemning migrants to death by critics of its recent €100m (£90m) deals for drone surveillance over the Mediterranean Sea. Campaigners and MEPs have Läs mer…

Hungary and Poland to counter critics with ‘rule of law institute’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Countries seek to hit back as EU debates harsher penalties for breaking bloc’s standards Hungary and Poland plan to set up their own “rule of law institute”, to hit Läs mer…

CBI chief fires parting shot over slow pace of Brexit negotiations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The head of the UK’s leading employers’ organisation has stepped up pressure on the government to conclude trade talks with the EU so that the country can move on Läs mer…

Hostile rhetoric will not stop refugee children dying in the Channel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After the death of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler pictured washed up on a Turkish beach, many promises and commitments were made by global leaders to step up their Läs mer…

Brexit deal hangs in the balance, says EU council president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit negotiations have hit their most difficult stage, with Brussels still unsure whether a deal with Boris Johnson is possible within the next two crucial weeks, the European council Läs mer…

Our Brexit future? Come January, it looks more and more like 1980s Russia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Masochistically, if I ever see a story about VAT, I’ll read it. In the old days, it just made my brain ache (17.5%? What kind of maths even is Läs mer…

EU lawmakers ask Jeff Bezos whether Amazon spies on politicians

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Concern over job ads referring to monitoring of ‘hostile leaders’ and union ‘threats’ An Amazon logistic centre in Rheinberg, Germany. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP A cross-party group of MEPs Läs mer…

Trade unions urge EU to investigate Amazon effort to spy on workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Three UK unions among signatories to letter calling for action against tech firm An Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough. Unions accused the company of planning to ‘ramp up Läs mer…