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Tag: European Parliament

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Macron calls for a stronger union with Germany to prevent global chaos

    Macron and German Chancellor Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as they push back against populist and nationalist forces

    President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent “chaos” on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as they push back against populist and nationalist forces in Europe and Donald Trump's isolationist “America First” stance.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    PM May: 95% of Brexit terms agreed but Irish border remains a “considerable sticking point”

    While willing to consider extending the UK's transition period beyond 2020, Mrs. May said this was “undesirable” and would have to end “well before” May 2022

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is prepared to “explore every possible option” to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. She told MPs 95% of the terms of exit were agreed but the Irish border was still a “considerable sticking point”.

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    Multiparty support for Gibraltar: 32 Parliamentarians attend National Day

    The wide representation, from across the political spectrum in Westminster, is a reflection of the staunch support that Gibraltar enjoys in the United Kingdom

    A total of 32 parliamentarians will be coming to Gibraltar on a working visit to participate in the BOT's National Day events, September 10. That number includes Members of the House of Commons, of the House of Lords, of the Northern Ireland Assembly and of the European Parliament.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 06:30 UTC

    World Travel & Tourism Council congratulates EU on the ETIAS visa scheme

    We see this as an important first step in the digitalization of travel, stated Gloria Guevara, President & CEO World Travel & Tourism Council.

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has congratulated the EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), a pre-authorization system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 06:03 UTC

    Europe will impose tougher rules for visa exempt non-EU nationals

    ETIAS, which should be operational in 2021, was passed with 494 votes in favor, 115 against and 30 abstentions. It refers to travelers from some 60 countries

    Non-EU nationals exempt from visa requirements will have to get an authorization before travelling to the EU, under new rules backed by the European Parliament (EP) on Thursday.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    The terrorism 2004/2016 bill cost the UK 43.7bn Euros, says Rand Europe

    Incidents at Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green may have led to a loss in economic output of around 3.5 billion Euros

    Terrorism has hit the UK’s economy harder than any other EU country in recent years, according to a study. Analysis found the UK lost an estimated 43.7 billion Euros (£38.3 billion) in GDP terms due to terrorist activity from 2004 to 2016, according to a report published by the Press Association.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Facebook' Zuckerberg avoids questions and leaves EU lawmakers disappointed

    Contrast to Zuckerberg’s performance before US lawmakers last month was clear: the CEO sat through more than ten hours of televised questioning before Congress.

    Tensions soared between a handful of leading MEPs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the 34-year-old billionaire avoided answering detailed questions on the company’s data policies during a meeting in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening. Zuckerberg gave general responses to the MEPs, who came to the meeting ready to grill the CEO over Facebook’s recent data scandal, its advertising policy, and whether the social media giant is a monopoly.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    Farage: Barnier doesn't understand why 17 million voted to leave the EU

    Farage, member of the EU Parliament, said he was left with the impression after the Barnier meeting that the UK and EU would easily strike a trade deal for goods.

    Nigel Farage, who as leader of the UK Independence Party was one of the leading campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union, crossed swords with one of his main EU adversaries. After meeting Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, for about 30 minutes in Brussels, Farage said he was convinced that the Frenchman doesn’t understand why more than 17 million people voted for the UK to leave in the 2016 referendum.