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Montevideo, September 23rd 2018 - 03:19 UTC

Tag: EU

  • Saturday, September 22nd 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Compromise over Brexit is “still possible” says Tusk, while PM May demanded more respect from the EU

    Mrs May on Friday demanded more respect from Brussels after EU leaders rejected a major part of her Brexit plan

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said a compromise with the UK over Brexit is “still possible”, after Theresa May warned she was prepared to walk away from talks. In a statement, Mr. Tusk said he was a “true admirer” of the PM.

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  • Wednesday, September 12th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Brexit fears: UK oil and gas industry concerned about contracting skilled workers

    The report said it was “vital that arrangements are in place between the UK and EU to allow the continued frictionless movement of people”

    Oil and gas platforms could have to be shut down if a deal on Brexit leads to difficulties accessing skilled workers, according to an industry report. The warning comes in Oil and Gas UK's latest economic report which said delays in accessing labor markets from EU countries have the potential, in some instances, of leading to production being shut in.

  • Friday, August 31st 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Decisive Brexit meeting in Brussels ahead of the October EU summit

    Mr Raab vowed to increase the frequency of talks with Mr Barnier when he took over the job in July, following the resignation of David Davis

    Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab is preparing for six hours of talks with the EU's chief negotiator. He will meet Michel Barnier in Brussels on Friday for the extended session ahead of an EU summit on 17 October. Both sides are hoping to agree a divorce deal and a statement on future trading relations before the summit.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    US launches five dispute actions in WTO challenging China, EU, Canada, Mexico and Turkey

    The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 20:00 UTC

    Gibraltar cannot be the whipping boy of Brexit Garcia tells EU

    The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the importance of continued cross-border fluidity once Gibraltar was outside the European Union.

    In an address to a Brussels think tank, the (Germany's Liberal Party) Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has declared that it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a whipping boy who was made to suffer the consequences of Europe‘s wider disagreements with the United Kingdom.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Galicia medium sized fish processing plants benefit with 8.3m Euros

    Contributions are intended to support investments made by SMEs that will significantly help to save energy or reduce the impact on the environment.

    A total of 50 small and medium-sized companies in Galicia were beneficiaries of the 2017 call for investments aid that result in improvements in the processing of fishery, shellfish and aquaculture products. This was announced by the Minister of Marine Affairs, Rosa Quintana, at the Pobra do Caramiñal, during a visit to the refrigeration logistics company Alimentos Cruz del Sur (Alicrusa), one of the beneficiaries.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - 10:58 UTC

    Brexit: First quarter of 2018, “point of no return” for financial services industry

    HSBC has said it is on course to move up to 1,000 jobs to France where it already has a full service universal bank after buying up Credit Commercial de France

    The clock is ticking for the financial services industry, with banks said to be months away from being forced to act on Brexit contingency plans that could see thousands of jobs leave the UK. The first quarter of 2018 has been dubbed the “point of no return” for banks, insurers and asset managers as the industry calls on the UK to clinch a transition period that would extend market access to the EU beyond March 2019.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Brazil suspends fish exports to the EU over inspection discrepancies

    “The suspension will come into effect next Wednesday, Jan 3, at the same time as an action plan to respond to questions raised by the EU is implemented”

    Brazil said it was suspending fish exports to the European Union in response to concerns raised by Brussels' veterinary inspectors. The move was aimed at preventing the EU itself from ordering a suspension, said Luis Rangel, the secretary of state in charge of fisheries.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2017 - 11:12 UTC

    EU stands firmly on its beef offer to Mercosur: 70.000 tons

    “Mercosur talks were quite difficult during the week and there are 15 open issues still in the negotiations”, admitted Commissioner Phil Hogan

    The European Union's offer on beef in Mercosur trade negotiations has not been revised according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, who said a deal may happen in February. Speaking to journalists in Brussels on Wednesday, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said that the EU's offer on beef access for Mercosur countries has not been revised since December 5.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 17:39 UTC

    EU warns UK there is no “backtracking” on the divorce deal reached by PM May in Brussels

    EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned there could not be any “backtracking” on the divorce deal struck between Theresa May and Brussels.

    Britain and the EU face a “furious race against time” to agree a transition deal and future trade relations within the next 10 months, European Council president Donald Tusk has said. In a letter to the leaders of the 27 remaining EU states ahead of a crucial summit on December 14-15, Mr Tusk urged them to show continued “unity” as Brexit negotiations enter their second phase.

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