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Boris Johnson tells Theresa May to ‘get on with’ taking UK out of customs union

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:27:00 AM

Theresa May must “get on with it” and take Britain out of the European customs union “as fast as is reasonably possible”, Boris Johnson has said. The Foreign Secretary’s warning came against a backdrop of Brexiteer unease about the proposed “backstop” arrangement to keep the UK closely tied to EU....
Minister insists open market for insurance is ‘key policy’

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:26:00 AM

The finance minister has said that having a competitive Irish insurance market with no barriers to entry is a “key policy goal”. Paschal Donohoe said that an open market was necessary to encourage additional competition. The sector is at present the focus of a European Commission inquiry into alleged anti-competitive practices.
EU to enter trade talks with Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:26:00 AM

EU countries cleared the way yesterday for the bloc to begin free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in a drive to forge new alliances as trade tensions with America increased. The European Commission, which negotiates on behalf of the 28 EU members, said that Cecilia Malmstrom, EU trade....
NZ to begin free trade talks with EU next month

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:16:00 AM

The European Union (EU) has agreed to begin talks for a deal, the government has confirmed. Trade Minister David Parker has praised the efforts of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during her recent trip to Europe, saying it was her strong advocacy that tipped the balance in favour of the EU agreeing to take part.
Facebook Boss Faces European Parliament Over Data Scandal

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:11:00 AM

Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, will face tough questions later on Tuesday at the European Parliament over the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. The social network boss’s appearance will be live-streamed to the public after angry EU lawmakers objected to initial plans to host the hearing in Brussels behind closed doors.
Exclusive: Gene-edited super-crops to be grown in UK for the first time

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:10:00 AM

super-crops are to be sown in Britain in a European-first after scientists exploited a legal loophole. The Government has quietly approved the farming of gene-edited (GE) Camelina oilseed crops as part of a trial to super-charge the plants to produce Omega 3 fish oils, one of the most popular food supplements.
More books on Industry and entrepreneurship

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:10:00 AM

This report looks at a range of key labour market, economic and social indicators related to Canada’s growing Indigenous population, which comprises First Nations, Inuit and Métis. In 2016, there were over 1.6 million Indigenous People in Canada, accounting for 4.9% of the total population, which is a significant increase from 3.
POLITICO Fair Play: Phone market fallacies — Benelux border barriers — Truckers’ carbon cartel

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:08:00 AM

GOOD MORNING and welcome to the second edition of Fair Play, POLITICO’s new competition newsletter, brought to you by Thibault Larger and Christian Oliver, with help from Cat Contiguglia, Margaret Harding McGill, John Hendel, Emmet Livingstone and Joshua Posaner | send tips to We are not alone: It....
Tires tread on the environment

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:08:00 AM

Driving affects the environment in ways beyond the well-known pollutants spewing from tailpipes and leaking from engines. Tires shed tiny pieces of plastic as they wear down, accounting for about 10 percent of the microscopic pieces of the pollutant found in the sea, according to one estimate.
China’s trash ban forces Europe to confront its waste problem

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 05:08:00 AM

Europe has long prided itself on being an environmental leader — a champion of “the circular economy,” in which energy and resources are carefully husbanded, reused and recycled. The truth is that much of its green success has relied on exporting its trash elsewhere.
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