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Africa 27-03-2018

Migration control must be at heart of next EU-Africa pact, says EU

The EU will put migration and security at the heart of its agenda in talks on a successor to the Cotonou Agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific nations (ACP), a leading EU official said on Monday (26 March).
Brexit 23-03-2018

UK cities fight back against Brexit power-grab by London

Brexit has re-opened divisions between central government and the devolved parliaments and city mayors, amid accusations of a London 'power grab'. 
Development Policy 09-03-2018

Brexit fear and loathing in development world

Talk to a development professional and Brexit looms large. It was no surprise, therefore, that Brexit dominated much of BOND’s annual conference in London in late February, a two-day gathering of hundreds of NGO wonks from Europe’s development sector.
Development Policy 26-02-2018

EU development aid faces Brexit squeeze

The EU and UK's leadership in development policy is threatened by Brexit, which will leave a considerable funding gap after 2019, leading campaigners have warned.
Brexit 09-02-2018

UK lawmakers consider EFTA as Brexit ‘half-way house’

The slow pace of Brexit negotiations, and lack of clarity from Theresa May’s government on what its preferred trade arrangements with the bloc should be, has put membership of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) back on the table as a possible ‘halfway house’ measure.
Development Policy 07-02-2018

Agriculture offers little chance of escaping poverty in Africa

LONDON: The rate of rural households in developing African nations “descending into poverty exceeds the rate of those sustainably escaping it”, according to a recent report of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Brexit 24-01-2018

No deal ‘uniquely damaging’ to health sector, warns UK minister

Failing to reach a Brexit deal for the medical sector would be “uniquely damaging” to both the UK and EU, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs on Tuesday (23 January).
Brexit 18-01-2018

UK agriculture must ‘invest to compete’ after Brexit, say industry leaders

Britain’s agriculture industry must work to “incentivise the implementation of research and development” if it is to compete globally after Brexit, farming leaders told a EURACTIV roundtable in Westminster on Tuesday (16 January).
Brexit 11-01-2018

‘No deal’ Brexit threatens ‘bleak future’ for Welsh farmers

Welsh sheep farmers face a “bleak future” if the UK does not maintain free trade with the EU, a leading industry representative has warned MPs.
Health 14-12-2017

Access to clinical trials and innovative treatments at risk after Brexit

LONDON: Patients in Britain risk delays to access life-saving medicines if the UK deviates from EU regulatory standards post-Brexit, a leading medical representative has warned.
Brexit 01-12-2017

Customs officers: Huge increase in capacity needed to prepare for Brexit

London: £300 million will be needed to finance 5,000 extra customs officials to deal with post-Brexit border controls, the UKs top customs official has warned.
Agrifood 20-11-2017

Agriculture strategist: ‘Impossible’ for UK grain producers to compete outside EU

LONDON: Britain’s grain sector does not have the scale to stand on its own two feet outside the EU, a leading representative of farming has warned.