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Johnson says: We will focus on the needs of #Lebanon people

Johnson says: We will focus on the needs of #Lebanon people

| August 10, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday (6 August) he was shocked by the blast in Beirut and that Britain would continue to focus on the needs of the people of Lebanon, write Guy Faulconbridge and William James. “I was absolutely apalled and shocked by the scenes from Lebanon, from Beirut,” Johnson said. “I am […]

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PM aide Cummings damaged public confidence in UK #COVID-19 response

PM aide Cummings damaged public confidence in UK #COVID-19 response

| August 10, 2020

Dominic Cummings (pictured), a top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, damaged public confidence in the government’s coronavirus response by travelling out of London when the city was in lockdown, an academic study published on Thursday (6 August) said, writes William James. Cummings was at the centre of a huge public outcry among locked-down Britons […]

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UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to add more countries to #Coronavirus quarantine list

UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to add more countries to #Coronavirus quarantine list

| August 10, 2020

Britain will not hesitate to add more countries to its quarantine list, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) said on Friday (7 August) when asked about whether France could join Spain on the list, writes Sarah Young. “If we need to take action as you’ve seen overnight we will of course not hesitate to do that,” […]

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UK says it’s confident of #Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

UK says it’s confident of #Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

| August 10, 2020

Britain’s top minister overseeing Brexit talks said on Friday (7 August) he was confident a free trade deal would be clinched with the European Union as there had been a distinct change of tone from the bloc in recent weeks allowing progress to be made, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. The United Kingdom left […]

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EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

| August 10, 2020

The EU has set out ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Fighting climate change is a priority for the EU. It has committed to a series of measurable objectives and taken several measures to reduce greenhouse gases. What progress has already been achieved? 2020 climate goals to be reached Graphic showing the evolution […]

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Commission approves Croatian plans enabling €197 million of investments to extend #IstrianY motorway

Commission approves Croatian plans enabling €197 million of investments to extend #IstrianY motorway

| August 10, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Croatian plan to prolong the Istrian Y motorway concession agreement between Croatia and the company Bina-Istra. This will allow €197 million of new investments by the concession operator to go ahead, while limiting distortions of competition. The Istrian Y motorway is a 145-kilometre long […]

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#Coronavirus response: EU dispatches additional #RescEU masks to Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia 

#Coronavirus response: EU dispatches additional #RescEU masks to Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia 

| August 10, 2020

More batches of FFP2 and FFP3 protective masks have been distributed to Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia from rescEU – the common European reserve of medical equipment set up this year to help countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are delivering more masks from the rescEU reserve of medical equipment to help the national […]

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