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Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

| August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump (pictured) discussed Brexit and a US-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday (19 August) ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, write Kylie MacLellan and David Alexander. “Great discussion with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson today. We talked about Brexit and […]

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Finnish PM tells Johnson that EU won’t reopen #Brexit deal

Finnish PM tells Johnson that EU won’t reopen #Brexit deal

| August 21, 2019

Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday (20 August), writes Gabriela Baczynska. Finland holds the EU’s rotating presidency and Johnson is making a renewed push to persuade the bloc to revisit the divorce treaty. […]

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EU’s Tusk says Johnson letter offered no ‘realistic alternatives’ to #BrexitBackstop

EU’s Tusk says Johnson letter offered no ‘realistic alternatives’ to #BrexitBackstop

| August 21, 2019

European Council President Donald Tusk (pictured) said on Tuesday (20 August) that a letter sent to him by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson included no “realistic alternatives” to the contentious Irish backstop, writes Gabriela Baczynska. “The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative […]

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EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

EU executive says #BrexitBackstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

| August 21, 2019

The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit, write Alissa de Carbonnel and Gabriela Baczynska. On Monday (19 August), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the […]

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Johnson puts #NHS off limits in potential US trade deal: Report

Johnson puts #NHS off limits in potential US trade deal: Report

| August 21, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is putting the National Health Service (NHS) off limits in any trade deal with the United States, The Sun newspaper reported, writes Sabahatjahan Contractor. “The Prime Minister has asked me to underline that measures affecting the NHS, including service provision and drug pricing, cannot under any circumstances form part of […]

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Low euro zone inflation means more stimulus may be needed – #ECB

Low euro zone inflation means more stimulus may be needed – #ECB

| August 20, 2019

Eurozone inflation, running at just 1% in July is too low and the European Central Bank could decide in September on further stimulus, Estonian central bank governor Madis Müller said on Monday (19 August), writes Tarmo Virki. “Inflation is far from our target of almost 2%,” Müller said in an editorial piece. “This could mean […]

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#Italy needs €50 billion budget for ‘shock’ stimulus – #Salvini

#Italy needs €50 billion budget for ‘shock’ stimulus – #Salvini

| August 20, 2019

The leader of Italy’s far-right League party, Matteo Salvini (pictured), said on Tuesday (20 August) that a budget worth €50 billion ($55bn) will be needed for 2020 to bring about a “shock” fiscal stimulus, writes Giselda Vagnoni. Salvini pulled the plug on the League’s coalition government with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement earlier this month, starting […]

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