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PM Johnson’s #Brexit team seeks to evade #IrishSea checks on goods

PM Johnson’s #Brexit team seeks to evade #IrishSea checks on goods

| February 24, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit team has been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, writes Kanishka Singh. Officials in Taskforce Europe, which is run by David Frost, the prime minister’s European Union negotiator, are seeking to evade […]

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#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

| February 21, 2020

Today (21 February) Iran is holding parliamentary elections. That is if you believe the regime and its leaders. But in reality. the 290 deputies will enter the Islamic Consultative Council, Majlis (Parliament) through a selection rather than an election, writes Hossein Abedini. The clerical regime is effectively preserving a monopoly of power through the Supreme […]

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PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

PM #Johnson says looking forward to meeting #Trump in June

| February 21, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking forward to meeting US President Donald Trump in June, Johnson’s office said after reports that an expected meeting between the two leaders in early 2020 had been postponed, writes William Schomberg. Relations between London and Washington have been strained by Britain’s decision to allow the Chinese telecoms company […]

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#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

#Lukashenka commitment to Belarusian sovereignty is overstated

| February 20, 2020

Although President Lukashenka has recently shown assertiveness in relations with Russia, overall he has done very little to ensure his country’s freedom of action. Ryhor Astapenia Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @ryhorastapenia Putin and Lukashenka play ice hockey in Sochi after a day of talks in February. Photo: Getty […]

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Europe must set rules for global standards on #ArtificialIntelligence says #EPP

Europe must set rules for global standards on #ArtificialIntelligence says #EPP

| February 19, 2020

The EPP Group calls for “high ethical standards”, liability rules and transparency for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Furthermore, MEPs want to create a stimulating environment for European Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence. “Artificial Intelligence plays a crucial role for our economies and democracies. That is why we want Europe to be at […]

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#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

| February 18, 2020

Watching the headlines these days, it seems that the coronavirus outbreak may not have hit the world at the most convenient time. For years, the Sirens of deglobalisation have invoked the return to selective economic, political and social isolationism where states are relatively closed systems and enjoy unrestrained decision-making autonomy. In this context, the coronavirus […]

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Britain won’t heed EU rules to win #FreeTrade – PM aide

Britain won’t heed EU rules to win #FreeTrade – PM aide

| February 18, 2020

Britain will not be threatened into following EU rules in the future by talk of economic rifts and is ready to trade with the bloc on basic international terms if needs be, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Europe adviser said on Monday (17 February), write Gabriela Baczynska and John Chalmers. Britain left the EU last month […]

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