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#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

#Brexit – Signed, sealed, and not quite delivered

| January 24, 2020

This morning (24 January) Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission and Charles Michel, President of the European Council, signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK in Brussels, writes Catherine Feore The European Parliament’s plenary will hold a vote on the agreement on 29 January. Once the European Parliament has given […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

| January 24, 2020

Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government’s climate advisers said on Thursday (23 January), writes Susanna Twidale. Britain last year became the first member of the Group of Seven […]

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#MobilityPackage – Transport Committee backs deal with EU ministers

#MobilityPackage – Transport Committee backs deal with EU ministers

| January 23, 2020

Mobility package: Transport MEPs approve deal on road transport sector reform A deal between Parliament and Finnish Presidency negotiators on reforming the road transport sector was approved by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday (21 January). The revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers’ rest times and better enforcement of cabotage rules (i.e. transport of […]

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#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

| January 22, 2020

The EPP Group wants to use the Trade and Investment Agreements between Vietnam and the EU as a door opener to access other Asian markets. At the same time, the agreements shall raise environmental, labour and human rights standards in Vietnam. “The Trade and Investment Agreements with Vietnam can boost our trade and therefore create growth […]

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As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

| January 21, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday (20 January) that comes days before his country will leave the European Union, writes Elizabeth Piper. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on 31 January, […]

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#UKInflation hits more than three-year low, raising pressure on #BoE

#UKInflation hits more than three-year low, raising pressure on #BoE

| January 17, 2020

British inflation sank unexpectedly to a more than three-year low in December as hotels slashed prices, ramping up expectations that the Bank of England will cut interest rates as soon as this month, write Andy Bruce and Paul Sandle. Consumer prices rose by 1.3% in annual terms compared with 1.5% in November, the smallest increase […]

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