EXCLUSIVE/ UK Chancellor George Osborne was criticised today (9 September) after claiming that nuclear power was “substantially cheaper than any other low carbon technology,” when defending government subsidies for the controversial Hinkley Point C project.
Without Britain, there is no European Union, Finland's finance minister said today (24 August) in a boost for his British counterpart George Osborne as he toured Scandinavia to drum up support for London's push to reform the 28-nation bloc.
Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by eurozone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer was expected to push the case for European Union reform on Monday (27 July) as he kicked off a European roadshow with a trip to Paris amid reports London could hold its referendum on EU membership as early as June next year.
British Finance Minister George Osborne will seek to block any move by the European Union to include British money in a new bailout programme for Greece, according to press reports on Tuesday (14 July).
Britain wants a guarantee from the European Union that it will not be penalised for remaining outside the eurozone, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said on Wednesday (10 June), setting out one key demand in London's renegotiation with the bloc.
Speaking at the EEF National Manufacturing Conference in London, Miliband said yesterday (26 February) that “There is no greater threat to the long-term stability and prosperity of Britain and British business than leaving the European Union.”
British finance minister George Osborne was criticised by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday (17 December) for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials.
Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday (20 November), withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.
Britain will pay only half its surprise budget bill to Brussels, the country's finance minister claimed on Friday (7 November), adding it had won a better deal for London which will also see Britain receive its EU budget rebate in advance.
British finance minister George Osborne will reject EU plans to outlaw currency market manipulation today (12 June) and instead offer his own proposals to make rigging exchange rates a criminal offence.
The United Kingdom and Sweden attacked the bloc of EU nations pressing ahead with a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) after the group announced plans for the levy at Tuesday’s (6 May) meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels.
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