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26/08/2016

Juncker names new UK Commissioner as EU anti-terror boss

Location: United Kingdom


Trade & Society 25-08-2016

German firms see Brexit clouds approaching

Germany is waking up to the threat of Brexit and could see weaker growth in 2017, analysts said on Thursday (25 August), after a key business confidence survey showed a sharp decline.
Elections 25-08-2016

Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton

Nigel Farage lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday (24 August), saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.
UK & Europe 25-08-2016

Flanders eyes post-Brexit North Sea union

With Britain leaving the European Union, its neighbours and historic trading partners in Flanders think it is time to revive efforts to forge a new North Sea union to tighten links around shared waters.

Microplastics should be banned in cosmetics to save oceans, British MPs say

Cosmetics companies must be banned from using plastic microbeads in scrubs, toothpaste and beauty products because of the marine pollution they are causing, say a group of MPs.
Future EU 23-08-2016

Scots warn of Brexit costs as Sturgeon ups pressure on UK

Leaving the European Union will sap Scotland's economy by between £1.7 billion and £11.2 billion pounds (about €2 billion to €13 billion) by 2030, depending on which new trade relationship Britain chooses, the Scottish government said on Tuesday (23 August).
Development Policy 23-08-2016

Brexit casts doubt over Uganda development project on lung disease

The UK's vote to leave the European Union has come at a crucial moment in the development of an international medical project that throws into sharp relief the state of flux Brexit has cast over collaborative research, says Jack Barton.
Euro & Finance 23-08-2016

Eurozone business activity 'strong' despite Brexit

Eurozone economic activity edged higher in August with few signs that Brexit-linked dangers were yet hurting the European economy, a closely watched survey showed Tuesday (23 August).
UK & Europe 23-08-2016

Brexit: Limiting the damage

Britain, Europe and, indeed, the United States have an interest in limiting the damage from a decade of tortuous Brexit negotiations that will probably be dominated by disruption and disinvestment, writes Michael Leigh.
UK & Europe 22-08-2016

Brexit delivers blow to Swiss EU hopes

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery. But it is doubtful if anyone in Switzerland is thanking the City and big bank spin doctors who have come up with the idea that London should seek a Swiss-style relationship with Europe once Brexit is fully consummated, writes Denis MacShane.
UK & Europe 22-08-2016

‘Forget Commonwealth, target US & China’, economist warns Brexit trade team

Theresa May’s new Brexit team of trade ministers should ignore the former Commonwealth and concentrate on the US and China, according to a new report from a former Bank of England economist.

UK to underwrite Horizon 2020 projects after Brexit

The UK's innovation agency has vowed to ensure that science and research plays a "central role in a progressive industrial strategy", after Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed that the Treasury will underwrite business and academic funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects.
Development Policy 19-08-2016

UK aid minister promises to keep 0.7% target post-Brexit

The UK’s new aid minister has promised to keep the country’s aid target of 0.7% of GDP, despite herself once campaigning for the Department for International Development (DfID) to be shut down.
Euro & Finance 19-08-2016

Frankfurt woos London banks after Brexit vote

A German politician said on Thursday (18 August) he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense.
UK & Europe 18-08-2016

UK retail sales rebound after Brexit vote due to warm weather, fall in pound

Retail sales in Britain, a key driver of the economy, rebounded 1.4 percent in July from June's drop, official data showed Thursday (18 August), indicating no immediate fallout from Brexit but analysts warn of a tough year ahead.
UK & Europe 18-08-2016

Brexit: The lost generation

Research conducted after the Brexit vote has tended to highlight a generation gap, with young people failing to turn out on voting day and feeling let down by the older ones. The research was later contradicted but if there is such a gap, what is the solution? asks Melanie Sully.
UK & Europe 17-08-2016

Britons eye ancestry, love to secure post-Brexit rights

From looking up their European ancestry to seeking out a continental soulmate, some Britons are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to keep ties with Europe after the nation's vote to leave the union.
Energy 17-08-2016

World's largest offshore wind farm receives go-ahead in UK

The world's largest offshore wind farm has yesterday (16 August) received development consent from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Secretary Greg Clark. EurActiv's media partner edie.net reports.
Euro & Finance 17-08-2016

Britain targets financial advisers with new tax-avoidance fines

Britain set out plans on Wednesday (17 August) to punish financial advisers who tell their clients how to avoid paying tax, including hefty fines designed to target what it called the "supply chain of tax avoidance".
UK & Europe 16-08-2016

'Brexit discount' makes London property cheaper for some

Price cuts of nearly 20%, and a drop in the value of the pound have created "Brexit discount" bargains on some of the most expensive homes in central London -- if you have millions of pounds to spare.
UK & Europe 05-08-2016

Labour leadership candidates battle for future of UK's opposition party

Britain's embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused last night (4 August) of failing to provide a credible opposition to the government as he clashed with the man hoping to unseat him in the first debate of a bitter contest.
UK & Europe 03-08-2016

UKIP in chaos after leadership favourite barred from contest

Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) was plunged into disarray Wednesday (3 August) after the favourite to take over its leadership was barred from the race for submitting his application 17 minutes late.
Global Europe 03-08-2016

UK lawmakers slam EU response to migrant crisis

The European Union's response to the surge in migrant arrivals has been "lamentable", a committee of British lawmakers said Wednesday (3 August), slamming the bloc as unprepared to deal with the crisis.

UK court rules against decision to accept Calais migrants

The British government on Tuesday (2 August) won its legal appeal against a decision to let four Syrian refugees living in France's "Jungle" camp come to Britain, but they will not be deported.
Global Europe 02-08-2016

Juncker names new UK Commissioner as EU anti-terror boss

Great Britain’s new Commissioner will likely head up the European Union’s anti-terror strategy, after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (2 August) put forward Sir Julian King for the role.