GDP rose 0.2 per cent, less than the 0.3 per cent published late last month and down from 0.7 per cent at the end of 2016
2017-05-25 14:05 | News | GulfNews
Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator. Last week I paid a visit to DIY Cultures, a wonderful — and wonderfully packed — one-day event celebrating zines and the DIY ethos at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, curated by a core collective of Sofia Niazi, my friend Hamja Ahsan and Helena Wee, and […]
2017-05-24 21:05 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, Stonehenge and civil liberties | AndyWorthington
From Brexit to the victory of Donald Trump, the world order established in the post-cold war is now being shaken up. The UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union channeled the populace’s disdain toward the system driven by neo-liberalism. In the US, a similar anti-establishment sentiment has grown, where many of those abandoned by More
2017-05-22 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch
Merkel-backed reform would make it easier to hire and fire bankers in exception to strict labour laws
2017-05-19 12:05 | News | GulfNews
Britain's most vocal pro-EU campaigner is hoping to “dent” the expected Conservative landslide victory in next month's UK election by backing candidates who pledge to work for the softest possible Brexit. She spoke to the FT's Robert Wright about her campaign, called Best for Britain.
2017-05-19 05:05 | News | FT
By Theodoros Papadopoulos Ever since the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the European Union has been in upheaval. With
The post Great Britain’s Dangerous Attitude Problem – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review .
2017-05-18 05:05 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview
The United Kingdom is widely seen as a global leader in the fight against hunger, through its powerful combination of nongovernmental campaigns, scientific research, global alliances, generous aid, and staunch political commitment. The 2016 Brexit vote and the consequent departure of former-Prime Minister David Cameron who had made foreign aid a trademark cause offer an…
2017-05-17 19:05 | News | Brookings
New trade deals for the UK will be an important part of the Brexit negotiations, not only with the EU
2017-05-17 04:05 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview
By Alasdair Macleod* The EU cannot afford to prevaricate over Brexit because a bad Brexit risks causing it immeasurable harm.
2017-05-16 05:05 | 1, Analysis, Business | EurasiaReview
Amsterdam has little chance of attracting foreign financial institutions which are leaving London for the continent ahead of Brexit because...
2017-05-15 07:05 | Business, Europe | DutchNews
Cas-Global allegedly paid bribe in multimillion pound sale of naval vessels involving UK, US, Nigeria and Norway Anti-corruption investigators in four countries are examining a British firm’s links to a multimillion-pound defence deal involving a former Nigerian warlord. Investigators in the UK, the US, Nigeria, and Norway are scrutinising Cas-Global after it was alleged that the firm paid a bribe to a Norwegian official as part of the sale of seven decommissioned naval vessels. The case has
2017-05-14 17:05 | Business, Nigeria, Corruption index and barometer | Guardian
In a quarterly update, Bank of England officials cut their forecast for growth this year to 1.9% from 2%
2017-05-11 15:05 | News | GulfNews
In an address to the German parliament on April 27, Chancellor Angela Merkel had tough words for the British government.
2017-05-09 16:05 | 1, Opinion, Angela Merkel | EurasiaReview
Britain's controversial exit from the European Union was the subject of the latest artwork by street painter Banksy.
2017-05-09 00:05 | News | UPI
Brussels: The anti-EU French leader Marine Le Pen's larger-than-expected defeat Sunday in her nation's presidential election was a crushing reality check for the far-right forces who seek to overthrow Europe: Despite the victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, they are likely to be shut out of power for years.
2017-05-08 02:05 | News | TheAge
Theresa May has sought to play down talk of a landslide general election victory after the Conservatives made major gains
2017-05-08 00:05 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview
By Daniela Vincenti (EurActiv) — During a 20-minute speech stuffed with examples and technical details, the EU’s top Brexit negotiator
2017-05-08 00:05 | 1, Business, Brexit | EurasiaReview
by Jacek Rostowski-LONDON – Several months ago, I predicted that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government would fall by next month, when the British people realized that the “soft Brexit” [Read More]
2017-05-07 16:05 | Editorial, Featured | Mareeg
ritish street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.
2017-05-07 16:05 | News | TheAge
The ‘Sunday Times’ Rich List for 2017 shows total wealth of UK’s richest 1,000 individuals and families surged 14% to £658b
2017-05-07 15:05 | News | GulfNews
Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator. So wretched is the mainstream media here in the UK that the results of Thursday’s local elections are being read as an unprecedented triumph for the Tories, and the death knell of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, whereas the reality is actually […]
2017-05-06 18:05 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington
The results give the British Prime Minister Theresa May a boost ahead of next month's Brexit-dominated general election.
2017-05-05 16:05 | News | Aljazeera
It's been a tempestuous week in the world of Brexit. British prime minister Theresa May angrily denounced the EU for "meddling" in the British election, just days after reports were leaked of her acrimonious dinner with Brussels officials.
Jonathan Derbyshire joins the FT's Gideon Rachman and Daniel Dombey to discuss the future of the UK-EU relationship.
2017-05-05 13:05 | News | FT
British Prime Minister Theresa May has made an explosive charge that European Union officials are meddling in Britain's June election, as tensions over Brexit rise.
2017-05-03 18:05 | News | TheAge
British PM says 'threats' have been made against the UK, as the EU unveils its negotiating stance on Brexit talks.
2017-05-03 18:05 | News | Aljazeera
Britain's exit from the European Union cannot be turned into a success, but it can be managed in a pragmatic way, a senior European Union official said in an interview with Politico on Wednesday.
2017-05-03 17:05 | News | TheAge
Bankers say Frankfurt is set to win the most business following a discreet but concerted campaign to promote it
2017-05-03 14:05 | News | GulfNews
It has been a tumultuous week for Theresa May, UK prime minister. First came the leaked reports of her acrimonious dinner
with European officials, then news that the divorce bill the UK faces for leaving the EU has risen to 100bn euros. Malcolm Moore discusses the fall-out with the FT's Alex Barker, Peter Spiegel and Henry Mance.
2017-05-03 14:05 | News | FT
EU negotiators have revised their initial calculations to maximise the liabilities Britain is asked to cover
2017-05-03 05:05 | News | FT
Britain can no longer rely on US leadership on Middle East policy and must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place, among other policies, a committee of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday. The deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. During his US presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst deal ever
2017-05-02 12:05 | News | EgyptIndependent
Britain can no longer rely on U.S. leadership on Middle East policy and must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place, among other policies, a committee of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday. The deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international oil and financial sanctions. During his U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the agreement “the worst deal ever negotiated” and
2017-05-02 12:05 | News | AbrarOnline
Stark divide between UK and EU on show in a leaked account of private meeting between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker
2017-05-02 11:05 | News | FT
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will decide in a referendum whether to continue pursuing membership in the European Union. In an interview Monday on India television, Erdogan accused the EU of not being "sincere or honest" and of making Turkey wait at its gates. Erdogan said: "Turkey will choose the next path of a Brexit-like referendum." Turkey, a Muslim-majority nation that straddles the Bosporus, began EU membership negotiations in 2005 but talks have made little progress.
2017-05-02 08:05 | News | EgyptIndependent
Prime minister Mark Rutte has urged European leaders to show realism during the Brexit negotiations that will shape the EU’s...
2017-05-01 07:05 | Europe, Politics | DutchNews
European Union leaders at a Brexit summit will give have given a formal undertaking to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland in the EU if a referendum unites the island.
2017-05-01 01:05 | News | TheAge
"The British people have made a decision, which we will have to respect," Angela Merkel said. "But we remaining 27 now get together in order to speak with one voice."
2017-04-30 05:04 | News | TheAge
LONDON: Japan’s Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure a smooth transition for business as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, to avoid a cliff edge where rules and regulations for firms change overnight.
A day after talks with May at her country residence at Chequers outside London, the leader of the world’s third largest economy made clear his concerns over Brexit while also underlining his long-
2017-04-30 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
Leaders meet and approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by diplomats over the past month.
2017-04-29 16:04 | News | Aljazeera
European Union leaders are vowing to stand shoulder to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain
2017-04-29 16:04 | News | NewsDay
The European Union agreed to guidelines for upcoming Brexit talks with the United Kingdom in Belgium on Saturday.
2017-04-29 15:04 | News | UPI
The British concessions mean EU officials in the 27 countries are increasingly hopeful that May will realise that the terms of Brexit will be set by them more than her
2017-04-29 13:04 | News | GulfNews
By Catherine Stupp (EurActiv) — Spain will not raise any objections to a statement at the European Council summit today
2017-04-29 00:04 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview
LONDON: The burden of new regulation for derivatives markets would be eased and competition increased under proposals from the European Union’s executive, a document seen by Reuters showed, which omitted any moves to curb euro clearing in Britain after Brexit.
Under the plans, which bankers expect the European Commission to publish next Wednesday, pension funds would be given a further three year exemption from an obligation to
2017-04-29 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will be acrimonious – yet should not overlook the need for future
2017-04-28 04:04 | 1, Analysis, Brexit | EurasiaReview
Last year, some 1.7 million cars were assembled in Britain of which eight out of 10 were exported, mostly to the EU
2017-04-27 15:04 | News | GulfNews
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticized the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) decision to put Turkey on a political monitoring watch list, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Ankara does not recognize the “entirely political” decision, Erdogan told Reuters news agency. Turkey is ready to reconsider its position on joining the European Union (EU), Erdogan said. Turkey remains committed to a stalled accession process to join the 28-member bloc, but Erdogan did not rule out putting the
2017-04-27 14:04 | News | AbrarOnline
Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator. For Theresa May, the decision to call a snap election last week, on June 8 (which I wrote about in an article entitled, Theresa May: An Unstoppable Undemocratic Disaster in a Dismal Brexit Britain Without Adequate Opposition) will hopefully backfire on her, despite […]
2017-04-26 19:04 | Brexit disaster, UK politics, Brexit | AndyWorthington
The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded Trump that talks on a deal would be simpler than he thought, the newspaper said. Britain will not be free to agree
2017-04-22 10:04 | News | EgyptIndependent
The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the
2017-04-21 02:04 | 1, Business, Antonio Tajani | EurasiaReview
Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator. Since Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty three weeks ago, starting the two-year process of the UK leaving the EU, based on a slim majority in a referendum whose outcome was not legally binding, I have withdrawn into a protective shell, […]
2017-04-20 17:04 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington