The European Union on Wednesday warned it could still pursue unprecedented sanctions against Poland, trying to pressure the government as both sides weigh their next moves after the president vetoed legislation to replace the entire Supreme Court. The European Commission—the bloc’s executive—warned that democratic rule of law remains at risk in… Read the story on The Wall Street Journal.
A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said.Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants.That report is expected in September 2018, six months before Brexit.Home Secretary Amber Read more...
The European Union’s top court ruled Wednesday that Islamic militant group Hamas should stay on the EU terror list, saying a lower court should not have ordered the group removed from the EU’s terror list, and sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration. … Read the story on Miami Herald.
The European Union’s top court says a lower court should not have removed the Islamic militant group Hamas from the EU’s terror list and has sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration. Read more on FOX News.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured concerned Australian tech entrepreneurs on Wednesday that they will be welcome to continue working in his country after it leaves the European Union. … Read the story on Miami Herald.
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – A decade-long battle by luxury brands to defend their image neared an end on Wednesday when an adviser to Europe’s top court said Coty can block a German retailer from selling its beauty products via online marketplaces. Read the story on Reuters.
BRUSSELS — Some European leaders are warning that a Tuesday House vote to strip President Trump of the ability to remove sanctions against Russia could backfire, dealing a blow to transatlantic efforts to curb Russian aggression against Ukraine. The House of Representatives approved the measure, 419 to 3, after the Senate approved similar legislation last month in a 98-to-2 vote. The Read more...
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured concerned Australian tech entrepreneurs on Wednesday that they will be welcome to continue working in his country after it leaves the European Union. … Read the story on Kansas City Star.
British EU negotiator says Brexit was a 'terrible idea' and even the Government doesn't understand how bad it will be
Britain’s chances of securing a deal with the EU in the 20 months left of Brexit negotiations “look minimal”, according to a former UK-EU negotiator. Steve Bullock, who worked at the UK Representation to the EU from 2010 to 2014, also accused government ministers of an “appalling dereliction of duty” over a failure to understand the complexities of Britain’s withdrawal from the Read more...
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 2.39pm BST Here is the news release that Liam Fox’s department for international trade released last night after the talks in Washington that Donald Trump says could lead to a “very big and exciting” UK-US trade deal, and “JOBS!” (as he put it on Twitter – see 1.58pm.) Fox said:It Read more...