Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Junker Explains Trade to Trump With Colored Cards

Amidst the ongoing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, came up with a creative way to explain trade and economics to U.S. President Donald Trump during their recent meeting on July 25th. The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior EU official explained their strategy to negotiate...

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Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, announced this morning that the “wind is back in Europe’s sails” and that the economy was “bouncing back” after a difficult two years for the bloc. The atmosphere in the crowded parliamentary chamber was decidedly more upbeat than previous years as Juncker...

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EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

Freedom of movement within the EU will end when the UK leave Europe, says immigration minister Brandon Lewis. The minister confirmed today, 27th July, that freedom of movement and labour would come to end by Spring 2019. “Free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the...

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Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

The government today, Thursday 13th July, published the Repeal Bill, a landmark piece of legislation in Britain’s secession from the European Union. The Repeal Bill will repeal the legislation that brought the UK into the EU in 1972. It will also seek to convert all EU requirements into British law...

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Swiss court fines man for Facebook ‘like’

Swiss court fines man for Facebook ‘like’

In a landmark ruling, a Swiss court has fined a man for “liking” comments on Facebook accusing an animal rights activist of being a “racist” and an “anti-Semite”. In the first case of its kind in Switzerland, the Zurich district court on Monday faulted a 45-year-old man for hitting the...

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May, the Brussels frustrations grow

May, the Brussels frustrations grow

Brexit negotiations could be delayed for a year as the EU will draft a new mandate for chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, if Theresa May insists on discussing a new trade relationship at the same time as the UK’s divorce bill. Brussels grows impatient, pressing Theresa May on the latest discussions...

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JP Morgan to move thousands of employees out of London

JP Morgan to move thousands of employees out of London

US bank JP Morgan has confirmed plans to move thousands of jobs out of London ahead of the Britain’s exit from the European Union to preserve easy access to the EU single market. “We are going to use the three banks we already have in Europe as anchors for our...

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EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has told Theresa May that paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable and that there will be legal consequences if the exit bill is not paid in full. In a press conference today (3rd May) in Brussels, Mr Barnier said that the UK will...

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Madrid determined to stop Catalan independence referendum

Madrid determined to stop Catalan independence referendum

The Catalan government has promised to hold a “binding” independent referendum this year in response to a evenly split Catalan community with half willing to stay part of Spain and half eager for Catalonia to be recognised as an independent state. Madrid, however, is set on blocking the move putting...

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Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

A year of negotiations towards a merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange, is on the brink of collapse. The LSE has refused to allow Deutsche Börse to add new terms to the £21 billion deal following the Brexit vote amid an increasingly tense...

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