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Commission refers UK to #CourtofJustice over failure to protect marine species

Commission refers UK to #CourtofJustice over failure to protect marine species

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is taking the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to propose sites for the protection of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) (pictured), a marine mammal regularly found in UK waters. EU legislation on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (the […]

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#Brexit: Liam Fox says UK will become free trade world leader once outside EU

#Brexit: Liam Fox says UK will become free trade world leader once outside EU

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a speech in Manchester Town Hall, the UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (pictured) outlined his views on the future of free trade. The speech implies that Fox anticipates the UK leaving the customs union and seeking a seat on the WTO,  saying that the UK in ‘recent years’ has chosen to be represented […]

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#Eurozone economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

#Eurozone economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recovery in the eurozone is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed […]

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If the Tory #Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

If the Tory #Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in the European Parliament (pictured), told the Labour Party Conference today (26 September): “Obviously this isn’t the speech I wanted to make to you all today and believe me this is one of the most difficult conference speeches I have ever had to make. “Some of you may remember that […]

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#Brexit: CEOs buzzing with confidence but ‘cautiously contingency planning’

#Brexit: CEOs buzzing with confidence but ‘cautiously contingency planning’

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite largely voting to remain in the EU, the Brexit vote hasn’t dampened the short or long term confidence of UK CEOs.  It has however raised a question mark over the UK’s ability to do business and, as a result, many as part of responsible contingency planning are considering relocating operations or headquarters, according to […]

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#EURefMedia: Press coverage in UK was ‘overwhelmingly biased’

#EURefMedia: Press coverage in UK was ‘overwhelmingly biased’

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Research has found that the press coverage of the UK’s EU referendum was biased. While readership of newspapers has decreased, papers can still play an important role in agenda setting. The report was based on research into press coverage in the run-up to the […]

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#Brexit: Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

#Brexit: Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In addition to May, Schulz also met London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday (22 September). On Friday morning he was due to meet Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party. The visit will be concluded with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon. More information Parliament President […]

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