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#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein (pictured), has suggested holding another referendum on Brexit. Blankfein tweeted: “Here in UK, lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit… So much at stake, why not make sure consensus still there?” The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs about 6,000 people […]

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

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Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

A delegation of campaigners met MEPs in Strasbourg as part of a campaign to ensure the legal residency rights of citizens are “fully respected” after the UK exits the EU, writes Martin Banks. The move came as MPs in the House of Commons held a debate amendments to legislation which will pave the way for […]

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Kokorev: MEPs seek independent commission to investigate Spanish judicial abuse

#Kokorev: MEPs seek independent commission to investigate Spanish judicial abuse

Family and friends of Vladimir Kokorev, a Spanish entrepreneur of Russian-Jewish origins, met with MEPs this week to highlight the plight of Kokorev, who in 2015 was arrested and put in pre-trial detention together with his wife Yulia and son Igor on the orders of a Spanish Judge. The Kokorev family spent over 2 years […]

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein (pictured), has suggested holding another referendum on Brexit. Blankfein tweeted: “Here in UK, lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit… So much at stake, why not make sure consensus still there?” The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs about 6,000 people […]

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
EU report: Evaluation of #Ukraine reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefits

EU report: Evaluation of #Ukraine reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefits

A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued the implementation of a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda in 2017, with several significant successes. Progress in other areas has been less forthcoming, with accelerated implementation needed to bring about real change for the […]

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EESC to take part in #GothenburgSocialSummit in show of support for #EuropeanPillarofSocialRights

#EESC to take part in #GothenburgSocialSummit in show of support for #EuropeanPillarofSocialRights

A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), led by its President Georges Dassis, will take part in the high-level social summit in Gothenburg on 17 November to voice the EESC’s support for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), in line with the Committee’s active and important contribution to the ongoing discussion about […]

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
#Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

#Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday (16 November) at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end, writes Paul Carrel. Merkel, 63, is trying to form an […]

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens’ rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt (pictured) was quoted as saying. “It’s our goal to conclude the talks with an agreement. And I’m actually not so […]

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
#APECVietnam2017 witnesses enhanced influence of China

#APECVietnam2017 witnesses enhanced influence of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (pictured) attended the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, from 10-11 November. China, as the world’s second largest economy and the largest contributor to world economic growth, has received significant attention during the APEC Leaders’ Week. “Whether you like it or not, the global economy […]

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
European paper industry calls for reviewed #BioeconomyStrategy that bolsters investment

European paper industry calls for reviewed #BioeconomyStrategy that bolsters investment

The European paper industry takes a positive stance on the European Commission’s Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy.   “To achieve Europe’s bioeconomy and climate change agenda, it is essential that the EU lays down the conditions to spur the investments which shift Europe away from a ‘fossil-addicted’ economy.  The […]

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Brexit: Gisela Stuart and Alastair Campbell debate future trade

Brexit: Gisela Stuart and Alastair Campbell debate future trade

Pro-Brexit Labour MP Gisela Stuart debates trade with Remain-backing Alistair Campbell.

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Anna Soubry blames death threats on ‘mutineers’ headline

Anna Soubry blames death threats on ‘mutineers’ headline

Conservative Anna Soubry was labelled a “mutineer” for planning to rebel on a key Brexit vote.

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kezia Dugdale demeans politics with jungle programme, says MSP

Kezia Dugdale demeans politics with jungle programme, says MSP

Neil Findlay believes his former leader taking part in I’m A Celebrity is “utterly ludicrous”.

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ remark attacked

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ remark attacked

The chancellor made the comment as he played down the threat posed to jobs by new technology.

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Brexit: Gisela Stuart meets German business leaders

Brexit: Gisela Stuart meets German business leaders

The Sunday Politics travelled with Gisela to Germany to meet the business leaders she says will help secure a good trade deal for the UK

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Philip Hammond: ‘We’re delivering homes at record numbers’

Philip Hammond: ‘We’re delivering homes at record numbers’

But the chancellor says to address affordability problems “we’ve got to be sustainably delivering around 300,000 homes a year”.

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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