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May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:40:00 AM

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain's opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting with politicians from several U.
‘Stop dithering and scrap the backstop’, Boris Johnson tells PM

Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:34:00 AM

Boris Johnson has called on Theresa May to stop “dithering” and tell the EU Britain will not accept the backstop arrangement designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland. The former foreign secretary dismissed calls for the Prime Minister to rule out a no-deal Brexit, insisting it was “overwhelmingly....
See limited impact of EU tariffs on Indica rice export: traders

Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:12:00 AM

THE European Commission’s reinstatement of import tariffs on Indica rice will have limited impact on Myanmar rice exports as only a small volume of the rice variety is shipped to the EU, said U Aung Than Oo, the Chairman of the Myanmar Rice Traders Association. “We exported about 400,000 tonnes of rice to EU last year.
Growing pains: the threat posed to tillage yields by potential chemicals ban

Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:03:00 AM

The main driver is potential bans on insecticides, herbicides and fungicides and a dwindling pipeline of new products. Neonicotinoid insecticides have been cut from the armoury of cereal growers as of the end of 2018, with the impact expected to be seen in this year's winter wheat and barley crops.
EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

Saturday, January 19, 2019 07:11:00 AM

Brexit supporters hold signs during a "Leave Means Leave" rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson. BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to....
Italy's Matera in cultural limelight after slum 'shame'

Saturday, January 19, 2019 06:38:00 AM

The city shares its mantle this year with Bulgaria's similarly ancient provincial city of Plovdiv, which is known not least for its 4th Century BC conquering by the father of Alexander the Great. But Matera's story is quite literally one born of a down-at-heel experience, the southern city nestling....
EU slaps duties on Cambodia, Myanmar rice exports | News | Al Jazeera

Saturday, January 19, 2019 06:25:00 AM

and Myanmar for three years after determining that imports were causing economic damage to European producers. The tariffs, which came into effect on Friday, will apply a duty of 175 euros a tonne of Indica rice in the first year, reducing it to 150 euros a tonne in the second year and 125 euros a tonne in the third year.
EU to derail Siemens, Alstom's European champion plan: sources

Saturday, January 19, 2019 06:13:00 AM

Siemens and Alstom’s plan to create a European rail champion to take on a Chinese rival has failed to win over EU antitrust regulators despite German and French backing, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, Trend reported citing Reuters. The EU veto, to be announced early next month,....
Europäische Kommission (Rapid-Datenbank)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 06:02:00 AM

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 18 January 2019 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 21 janvier 2019 Eurogroup Foreign Affairs Council President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the “Europa-Leitbild” of the regional Government....
Three councils win €1.9m EU grant for energy projects

Saturday, January 19, 2019 06:01:00 AM

Three councils have been granted a total of €1.9 million (£1.7m) for a new wave of energy projects in South West England. , in partnership with Devon and Plymouth Councils, will use the grant from the European Investment Bank and the European Commission to improve the energy efficiency of domestic....
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