Archive: March2017

EU reveals guidelines on Brexit deal

31 Mar 2017
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“The European Union will be ready to open talks on a future trade deal with the United Kingdom once ‘sufficient progress’ is made on terms of exit” is one of the main guidelines that the EU presented today in Malta. During a meeting of EU centre-right leaders in Valletta, Donald Tusk unveiled how the EU […]

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Is security a bargaining chip for May?

30 Mar 2017
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“In security terms a failure to reach an agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened,” wrote Theresa May in the historical letter that Sir Tim Barrow, the United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the European Union, delivered to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council. This line […]

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LSE-Deutsche Borse merger failed because of Brexit?

29 Mar 2017
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The European Commission announced that it blocked the Deutsche Borse-London Stock Exchange (LSE) merger. The announcement was expected after the LSE publicly lashed out at the deal in February. The Commission reported the merger was blocked on the same day that Theresa May triggered the Article 50, which commences the start of the negotiations for […]

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The Brexit challenges for Theresa May

29 Mar 2017
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The most important day for Great Britain, after WW2, has arrived. Theresa May has signed the letter that will be delivered to the hands of the president of the European Council Donald Tusk, officially triggering article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. The letter signals the start of the negotiations between the European Union and the […]

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Amazon buys Emirate-based Souq.com

28 Mar 2017
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Amazon.com is ready to enter the competitive Middle-East market for the first time in its history, after announcing the purchase of the online retailer Souq.com. Amazon and Souq had signed an exclusivity agreement in the past. The terms and the value of the deal have not been disclosed so far. The Middle-East region has a […]

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Sadiq Khan urges May to protect EU citizens’ rights

28 Mar 2017
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“As we start the Brexit negotiations, it would be a perfect gesture of goodwill-and proof that we have a common interest as a continent- to provide a cast-iron of the right of the European Union citizens to remain in the United Kingdom,” said Sadiq Khan at a Politico.com event in Belgium. The mayor of London […]

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Davis says no cap on immigration after Brexit

28 Mar 2017
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“Immigration should rise and fall depending on the UK’s needs after it has left the European Union,” said David Davis on a special edition of Question Time on BBC. The Secretary for Exiting the EU spoke on BBC ahead of Wednesday’s formal Brexit notification and expressed the government’s view on several questions associated with the […]

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Amber Rudd wants backdoors in messaging apps

27 Mar 2017
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has sparked controversy due to her comment on the need of the police and intelligence services to have access to encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and others. In an interview for BBC, Rudd appeared to say that Khalid Masood, the British extremist that killed four people outside of Westminster, had […]

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Erdogan provokes, Boris Johnson nods

27 Mar 2017
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President Tayip Erdogan keeps provoking the European Union, but the United Kingdom seems to have a friendlier approach towards one of its oldest allies in the region.  “Turkey is and will be an indispensable partner for the UK, after Brexit. I was in favour of Brexit because I wanted Britain to widen its horizons and […]

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Rajoy’s No Pasaran to the Scots

27 Mar 2017
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Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for independence has a new enemy, who is called Mariano Rajoy. The First Minister of Scotland has announced her will for a second Scottish independence referendum because as she said the people of Scotland should have the opportunity to decide about their own future after Brexit. One would expect that the government […]

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