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May fights for survival after #Brexit divorce deal triggers crisis

May fights for survival after #Brexit divorce deal triggers crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday (16 November) after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and open mutiny in her party, write Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas. More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is […]

| November 16, 2018

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#Brexit:  Seven days is a long time in politics

#Brexit: Seven days is a long time in politics

It’s not just UK Premier Theresa May who’s currently standing on a cliff edge – so too is her unpopular draft Brexit agreement. Mrs May has, after a spate of dramatic resignations last week, managed to shore up her support in the last few days, notably by keeping arch critic Michael Gove in the cabinet. […]

| November 17, 2018
May fights for survival after #Brexit divorce deal triggers crisis

May fights for survival after #Brexit divorce deal triggers crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday (16 November) after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and open mutiny in her party, write Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas. More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, it is […]

| November 16, 2018
#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

| November 16, 2018
Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of #CleanEnergyForAllEuropeans package

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of #CleanEnergyForAllEuropeans package

New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its member states to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement […]

| November 16, 2018
#Brexit – Commission intensifies preparedness work and outlines contingency action plan in event of no-deal scenario with UK

#Brexit – Commission intensifies preparedness work and outlines contingency action plan in event of no-deal scenario with UK

The European Commission has published detailed information on its ongoing preparedness and contingency work in the event of a no deal scenario in the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. First, the Commission has published a Communication, which outlines a limited number of contingency actions in priority areas that could be implemented if no […]

| November 16, 2018
EU targets: More #Renewables, better #EnergyEfficiency

EU targets: More #Renewables, better #EnergyEfficiency

The European Parliament has approved new EU targets increasing the use of renewables and improving energy efficiency. Learn more in the Parliament’s video. Under new rules agreed by Parliament and national governments, at least 32% of the EU’s energy consumption in 2030 will have to come from renewable sources, such as the sun or wind. […]

| November 16, 2018
#EIB approves €6 billion backing for business, transport, health and housing investment

#EIB approves €6 billion backing for business, transport, health and housing investment

Hospital patients in France and the Netherlands, commuters in Poland, Spain, France and India, and energy consumers in Bulgaria, Greece and the Gambia will all benefit from investment in new projects approved by the European Investment Bank (EIB). At their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on 13 November the board of the EIB agreed €6 billion […]

| November 16, 2018
#EIB approves new #ComplaintsMechanism

#EIB approves new #ComplaintsMechanism

On 13 November, the board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a revised Complaints Mechanism policy. This is intended to further improve handling of complaints, strengthen accessibility of the independent Complaints Mechanism and ensure a more timely response.  Following adoption of the revised policy, the EIB will also create a new procedure to handle […]

| November 16, 2018
EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

EU action on animal welfare has been successful in important aspects, but weaknesses persist in relation to farm animals, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Guidelines on how animals are to be transported and slaughtered and on the welfare of pigs have been issued by the Commission, but there are […]

| November 16, 2018
Commission’s chief scientific advisors present advice on regulation of #GeneEditing

Commission’s chief scientific advisors present advice on regulation of #GeneEditing

The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) Group of Chief Scientific Advisors has published a statement providing “scientific perspective on the regulatory status of products derived from gene editing, and the implications for the GMO Directive’”. The advisors recommend that the GMO Directive should be revised to reflect current knowledge and scientific evidence, and as part of […]

| November 16, 2018

BBC Europe

Leadsom: I’m not a plotter

Leadsom: I’m not a plotter

Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom insists she is not involved in any plot against the prime minister but says the planned Brexit deal could be improved.

| November 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brexiteers in plan to shift May on EU deal

Brexiteers in plan to shift May on EU deal

A group of five ministers are hoping to persuade the PM to make changes to the deal, the BBC understands.

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Reality Check: Brexit withdrawal agreement – what it all means

Reality Check: Brexit withdrawal agreement – what it all means

Chris Morris analyses the key points from the 585-page draft agreement between the UK and the EU.

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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