About: Amber Rudd

Brexit 25-11-2018

Theresa May seeks support for Brexit deal in dramatic letter to the nation

Prime Minister Theresa May made a dramatic direct appeal to the British public to support her deal to exit the European Union on Sunday (25 November) even as backing from her own party for the agreement appeared to elude her.

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns after immigration scandal

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday (29 April) over an illegal immigration policy controversy, in a bitter blow to Prime Minister Theresa May days before local elections.
Brexit 18-09-2017

Boris Johnson accused of Brexit ‘backseat driving’

Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson was accused by cabinet colleagues on Sunday (17 September) of "backseat driving" on Brexit after setting out his own vision of the country's future outside the European Union.
Future EU 30-05-2017

UK rebuffs Merkel, says it will be ‘strong partner’

The United Kingdom yesterday (29 May) said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the UK and the United States no longer being reliable allies.
Politics 02-05-2017

Europol: Denmark closes front door, opens back door

Denmark is no longer a member of EU law enforcement agency Europol as of yesterday (1 May) but will retain access to its databases thanks to an eleventh hour agreement.
Politics 30-03-2017

UK likely to leave Europol and might ‘take our information with us’

Britain is likely to leave European Union police agency Europol after Brexit and could "take our information" away if no future security deal is struck with the bloc, interior minister Amber Rudd said yesterday (29 March).
Data protection 29-03-2017

EU to propose new rules targeting encrypted apps in June

The European Commission will propose new measures in June to make it easier for police to access data on internet messaging apps like WhatsApp, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said yesterday (28 March), heeding calls from national interior ministers.
Brexit 02-03-2017

Brexit bill delayed as Lords fight EU nationals’ corner

The United Kingdom’s upper house, the House of Lords, voted last night (1 March) to amend and thereby delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations, demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain.
Brexit 01-03-2017

May faces setback on Brexit law over EU citizens’ rights

Theresa May's government is set to be defeated in the House of Lords over securing the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
12-01-2017

The Brief: Spy behind Trump scandal probed Georgieva

Brussels is one of the spy capitals of the world. That bloke you saw in Schuman holding the Financial Times, wearing a trilby with a rose in his buttonhole? He is probably a dandified eurocrat but he could also be a spy.
Brexit 12-01-2017

UK studying annual levy on skilled EU workers, minister says

Britain is considering introducing an annual 1,000-pound (€1,152) "immigration skills charge" after Brexit on every skilled worker from an EU member state recruited by a British employer, a junior minister said yesterday (11 January).
Brexit 10-10-2016

Britain backtracks over listing foreign workers

The British government stepped back Sunday (9 October) from a plan to make employers list their foreign workers after an outcry from business groups and opposition politicians who said any proposal to "name and shame" employers would be divisive and discriminatory.
Brexit 06-09-2016

Brexit minister jeered in parliament

Britain's Brexit minister was jeered in parliament yesterday (5 September) as he attempted to explain the government's negotiating position on what exiting the EU would entail.
Brexit 14-07-2016

Who’s who in the Brexit government?

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday announced six members of her cabinet, the nucleus of the ministerial team that will helm the negotiations to take the UK out of the European Union.
Brexit 10-06-2016

Rivals let rip in Brexit TV debate

The rival camps in Britain's EU membership referendum tore into each other Thursday in an ill-tempered first television debate dominated by accusations of lies and scaremongering.
Energy 17-05-2016

France’s Total launches major offshore gas project near Shetland Islands

France’s Total officially launched a mammoth new gas project in Britain's remote Shetland Islands yesterday (16 May), hailed by London as a "vote of confidence" in the flagging North Sea oil and gas industry.
Climate change 30-03-2016

Brexit could create renewable energy ‘paradox’

The renewable energy industry faces a "huge paradox" in the event of Brexit, according to legal experts from a UK-based international law firm. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
Brexit 24-03-2016

Minister: UK in EU diminishes risk of Russian gas blackmail

Britain's membership of the European Union helps secure the country's energy supply from any possible threat by Vladimir Putin's Russia to restrict gas flows, energy minister Amber Rudd will say today (24 March).
Energy 02-02-2016

Germany leads Europe in offshore wind energy growth

Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show. Globally, wind installations grew by 25% in 2014, reaching a landmark 62,000 MW of capacity, according to a separate report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Climate change 30-10-2015

Deforestation ‘may have started west Africa’s Ebola outbreak’

Deforestation may have triggered the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa, France’s Minister for the Environment, Ségolène Royal, told a London summit hosted by the Prince of Wales ahead of next month’s COP21 conference.

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