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#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

| July 17, 2018

Britain will invest £2 billion to 2025 to develop a fighter jet called Tempest (pictured) that could be used with pilots or as a drone, its defence minister said on Monday (16 July), unveiling a life-sized model of the new stealthy warplane, writes Andrea Shalal. Gavin Williamson said the programme was aimed at ensuring Britain’s continued […]

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Prepare for no-deal #Brexit, German business groups tell members

Prepare for no-deal #Brexit, German business groups tell members

| July 17, 2018

German business groups have urged their members to step up preparations for a hard Brexit that would see Britain crash out of the European Union next year without negotiating a deal, writes Paul Carrel. British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement last week for “a business-friendly” proposal to leave the EU, aimed at spurring […]

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#EUImmigration to Britain falls to five-year low – ONS

#EUImmigration to Britain falls to five-year low – ONS

| July 17, 2018

The number of European Union immigrants coming to Britain fell to a five-year low last year, as fewer people arrived without a firm job offer during the first full calendar year since June 2016’s Brexit vote, official data showed on Monday (16 July), writes David Milliken. Concern about high rates of immigration was a major […]

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There will be no second #Brexit referendum, says May’s spokesman

There will be no second #Brexit referendum, says May’s spokesman

| July 17, 2018

There will be no second referendum on Brexit, a spokesman for Britain’s Theresa May said on Monday (16 July), repeating the prime minister’s belief that her plan for leaving the European Union was the only way to get a deal that meets the government’s aims, writes William James. “The British public have voted to leave […]

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Former UK minister calls for second vote on #Brexit to end stalemate

Former UK minister calls for second vote on #Brexit to end stalemate

| July 17, 2018

A former senior British minister called on Monday (16 July)  for a second referendum to solve a parliamentary stalemate on Brexit, saying Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for new ties with the European Union were a fudge that satisfied no one, writes Michael Holden. Justine Greening (pictured), an ex-education secretary who quit the government in January, […]

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Commission unveils new tool to show EU towns and cities exporting to #Japan

Commission unveils new tool to show EU towns and cities exporting to #Japan

| July 17, 2018

Interested in what opportunities the EU’s trade deal with Japan might bring to your country or your home town? The European Commission has published EU-Japan trade in your town, an interactive map showing towns and cities around Europe that export to Japan. For example, Cork in Ireland ships pharmaceuticals, dairy products and chemicals to Japan, while […]

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#EUChinaSummit – Deepening the strategic global partnership

#EUChinaSummit – Deepening the strategic global partnership

| July 17, 2018

The 20th Summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held on 16 July in Beijing has underlined that this partnership has reached a new level of importance for our own citizens, for our respective neighbouring regions and for the international community more broadly. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the […]

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