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UK not ruling out continued budget payments after #Brexit: Hammond

UK not ruling out continued budget payments after #Brexit: Hammond

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) said on Tuesday (6 December) that the government would not rule out the possibility of continuing to make payments into the European Union budget once it leaves the bloc in order to maintain good access for its exporters. “We want to keep all options open,” Hammond told reporters in […]

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For London’s food and wine businesses, #Brexit has a bitter taste

For London’s food and wine businesses, #Brexit has a bitter taste

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Importing fine foods from Spain has been a good trade for London firm Brindisa, but like many food and wine businesses that rely on the free movement of goods and workers within the European Union, it has been badly hit by Britain’s vote to leave, writes Estelle Shirbon. Launched on a shoestring by entrepreneur Monika […]

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#Brexit: Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives first press address

#Brexit: Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives first press address

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier will address the press officially today (6 December) for the first time since being appointed to his new role. This is the article, written by Catherine Feore, on his appointment on 27 July 2016. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Michel Barnier (pictured), former vice president of the European Commission […]

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UK parliament moves to impose Magnitsky asset freezes on human rights violators

UK parliament moves to impose Magnitsky asset freezes on human rights violators

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

MPs from all of Britain’s main political parties have joined forces to introduce Magnitsky asset freezing legislation in the UK as part of the Criminal Finances Bill. The new anti-corruption legislation, known as the Magnitsky Amendment, will apply to those who are involved in or profited from human-rights abuse, including those engaged in retaliation against […]

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#Brexit: Tusk slaps down UK MPs, for ‘arguments that have nothing to do with reality’

#Brexit: Tusk slaps down UK MPs, for ‘arguments that have nothing to do with reality’

| November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Michael Tomlinson, Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, has received a response to his letter to European Council President Donald Tusk (pictured). The letter raised his concern for the status of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens living and working in Europe, writes Catherine Feore. Anyone still labouring under the illusion […]

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#Poland urges EU to ‘compromise’ over #Brexit

#Poland urges EU to ‘compromise’ over #Brexit

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May hosed her Polish counterpart Beata Szydło in the first-ever summit of its kind. Military co-operation and the fate of 800,000 Poles living in the UK were at the heart of yesterday’s (28 November) meeting, writes Natalia Ziemblewicz. “I am determined that Brexit will not weaken our relationship with Poland, rather […]

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#UKIP: Paul Nuttall elected new leader

#UKIP: Paul Nuttall elected new leader

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paul Nuttall (pictured) takes the reins at a difficult time for UKIP. Nuttall will have a challenging time ahead, with the European Parliament likely to impose a large fine on the party’s group for the ineligible use of funds. One of UKIPs main supporters, Aaron Banks, is also threatening to withdraw his generous funding, and […]

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