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#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

#POTUSAbroad: Trump meets EU presidents, disagreement on #Russia

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (25 May) Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission and Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, meet Donald Trump, president of the USA. This is the first meeting between the leaders, writes Catherine Feore. After the meeting, Tusk said that many issues were discussed including […]

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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

#FairTaxation: EU finance ministers agree position to resolve double-taxation disputes

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (24 May), EU finance ministers have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes, writes Catherine Feore. “This directive is an important part of our plan for strengthening tax certainty and improving the business environment in Europe,” said Edward Scicluna, Maltese minister for finance – Malta currently holds the Council presidency. Vice-President […]

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#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

| May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) shows that businesses on either side of the English Channel are preparing contingency plans that could sever supply chains between the UK and EU. CIPS says that businesses within the EU-27 are more advanced in their preparations than UK companies with almost half […]

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#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May (pictured) has described the forthcoming general election as critical for the UK and the Conservative manifesto as one that will see the UK through Brexit and beyond. She claims the manifesto to be a plan for “a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”, writes Catherine Feore. It is clear from the intro that there is one […]

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What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Brexiteers brushed off the problems that the UK might face outside the Single Market, European Economic Area and Customs union as poppycock. For Brexiteers, everything is very simply resolved; their riposte: ‘We’ll just become a Singapore-on-Thames: low taxes, little in the way of labour rights and a good deal sunnier. Bingo!’ I paraphrase, but […]

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#Europol: Wannacry Ransomware: #CyberAttack could escalate

#Europol: Wannacry Ransomware: #CyberAttack could escalate

| May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Wainwright, Executive Director of Europol, says ‘Now is the time for all sectors to take note of cyber security as a huge strategic concern’. In an interview in the UK, Wainwright said that the banks had learned from painful experience and that other sectors of key strategic concern need to take notice and act. […]

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