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UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

| July 2, 2020

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said he would announce an update to his plans for steering the economy through the coronavirus crisis on 8 July. Sunak has rushed out emergency measures worth an estimated £133 billion ($163.7bn) mostly to keep people in their jobs, writes William Schomberg. Earlier on Tuesday (30 June), Prime Minister Boris […]

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UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

| July 2, 2020

A British employers group demanded immediate action from Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) after a record deterioration in business in the April-June period. The British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday (1 July) its quarterly survey of 7,700 firms found the share of companies reporting growth in sales was far below even the low point […]

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Commissioner Sinkevičius starts discussions on fishing opportunities for 2021 at #AgrifishCouncil

Commissioner Sinkevičius starts discussions on fishing opportunities for 2021 at #AgrifishCouncil

| July 1, 2020

Environment, Fisheries and Oceans Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius (pictured) presented on 29 June at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers videoconference the Commission’s recent communication on sustainable fishing and orientations for 2021. The debate with ministers started the new round of discussions and negotiations on fishing opportunities for the coming year. As also outlined in the […]

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#Brexit – One year left to apply for settled status in the UK

#Brexit – One year left to apply for settled status in the UK

| June 30, 2020

Today (30 June) marks one year before the EU Settlement Scheme application deadline of 30 June 2021. So far, there have already been more than 3.6 million applications and, according to internal management figures, more than 3.3 million have now been granted status. EEA citizens and their family members who have been granted pre-settled or […]

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UK minister meets Leicester leaders amid #Coronavirus fears – PM’s spokesman

UK minister meets Leicester leaders amid #Coronavirus fears – PM’s spokesman

| June 30, 2020

British Health Minister Matt Hancock (pictured) will meet leaders from Leicester in central England, where officials fear a growing number of coronavirus cases could prompt a local lockdown, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (29 June), writes Elizabeth Piper. “The health secretary is meeting with local leaders from Leicester to discuss […]

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Labour leader says PM #Johnson is ‘asleep at the wheel’

Labour leader says PM #Johnson is ‘asleep at the wheel’

| June 30, 2020

British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Monday (29 June) that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been asleep at the wheel during the coronavirus crisis and had been far too slow to make major decisions, writes Guy Faulconbridge. “I think the prime minister has been asleep at the wheel, he has been […]

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‘The ball is in the UK’s court,’ EU’s #Brexit negotiator says

‘The ball is in the UK’s court,’ EU’s #Brexit negotiator says

| June 26, 2020

Britain must send “clear signals” that it wants to seal a deal with the European Union on their relationship after Brexit, the bloc’s chief negotiator said ahead of more talks with London, adding a deal was still possible before the end of the year, write Gabriela Baczynska and Jan Strupczewski. Michel Barnier (pictured) said Britain […]

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