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Leaders within Britain's tech industry have written a letter to international trade secretary Dr Liam Fox, pleading for the UK to remain a part of EU data protection ... from current EU rules would undermine efforts to secure new trade agreements - the complete opposite of hopes expressed by some officials.

Mr Barnier has been representing the EU in talks with the UK as the country prepares to leave the European Union in March 2019. Mr Forbes, a Labour politician, said big city leaders were worried that the government was focusing on the interests of the Financial Services sector in London but neglecting the ...
EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday (23 February) of the 27 leaders without Britain is meant to be a key step ...
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has said he did not want "revenge" on Britain for the Brexit vote. ... to take revenge on the UK for what the British people have decided, so this security alliance, this security bridge between the UK and the EU will be maintained, we still need it.".
The Netherlands plans to hire at least 750 new full-time customs agents in preparation for Brexit, the Dutch government said in a letter to parliament. Pieter Omtzigt, the Dutch Parliament's Brexit rapporteur who recommended the move, said Britain would need thousands more such officials, Reuters ...
The Austrian leaders comments in Munich come days after the President of the European Council Donald Tusk hit out at him after their first official meeting in Vienna. Mr Tusk said that Austria's opposition to migrant quotas is fuelling populism and dividing the EU. Speaking from Vienna, he said: "When it ...
Munich -- Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Germany slammed the ''America first'' approach of President Trump on Saturday, saying close US ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington's interest as they are in Europe's. Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials at the Munich ...
Theresa may will risk a fresh clash with EU leaders over Brexit when she warns them not to let "doctrine and ideology" stand in the way of preserving cross-border security. Speaking at an international conference in Munich, the Prime Minister will turn the tables on critics who have accused her of putting joint working to ...
In a speech to Western leaders and officials in Munich, May promised that London would continue to lead military missions and share intelligence if Brussels ... "The European Union also wants a new security arrangement with Britain, but it can't be done before we agree on other issues," the official said.
EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova has told facebook, twitter and Google to do more to bring their user terms in line with European law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little. The EU executive and consumer protection authorities said the three companies have ...

European authorities have moved to quash rumours they could scrap restrictions on so-called dark trading -- a flagship initiative in the region's new securities rulebook that came into force only six weeks ago. The caps on trading shares in venues known as dark pools are included in the European Union's ...
A petition to support the establishment of transnational electoral lists, which would allow candidate MEPs to run in multiple EU countries, has almost exclusively been signed by citizens from countries that had been EU members since 1995 or before. Of the more than 62,000 virtual signatures submitted via ...
BUSINESS leaders in Britain are demanding a bespoke trade deal from the EU and are calling for a "partial customs union" as a way of breaking the .... Stephen Martin, director general of the IoD, said: "As a fundamental principle of European Union membership, the UK's decision to leave means that ...
... pharmaceutical industry trade groups have asked U.S. trade officials to place the European Union on a so-called watch list of countries that, arguably, do not sufficiently protect intellectual property rights. The move comes in response to a pair of European Commission reviews. One concerns incentives for ...
On 16 March 2017, EU consumer authorities and the European Commission met with the companies to hear and discuss their proposed solutions. Following this meeting, the companies have made certain changes to their terms and conditions. However, the Commission and consumer authorities consider ...
Speaker of Kosovo Parliament, Kadri Veseli, has on Wednesday received the European Commission's Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement ... Veseli and EU officials discussed European perspective of Kosovo and involvement of Kosovo in the new EU enlargement strategy which was ...
Today, the European Commission is setting out how the process can be improved on the basis of the current Treaties while respecting the balance between the EU institutions and among the Member States. This includes calling on political parties to make an earlier choice of the lead candidates, before the ...
At their meeting on 23 February, the European Union's Leaders will discuss about how to ensure that the priorities they have set for the Union - on 16 September 2016 in Bratislava and on 25 March 2017 in the Rome Declaration - can be adequately funded and thus turned into reality. Both elements ...
Skopje, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The meeting between Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras is good news in terms of solving the name row, European Union (EU) ambassador to Skopje Samuel Zbogar told reporters on Thursday. Zaev and Tsipras met Wednesday ...
After long shying from upping its beef offer, the European Commission sent a letter to Mercosur in December in which it promised to open up further if the ... A key demand from Paris, two EU officials close to the talks said, is to get assurances from Brussels -- either in form of a safeguard clause on beef or ...
25 (Xinhua) -- A group of European leaders on Thursday evening showed their both common and divided views on the future of the European Union ... the European Commission, noted that the "lack of leadership by the United States," as she described it, has actually provided space for the EU to "show that ...
The court ruled the officials acted illegally. As Human Rights Watch has noted, Nigeria's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is so broad that it effectively criminalizes LGBT people. When the man applied for asylum in April 2015, Hungarian authorities enlisted a psychologist who had him take a range of ...
... EU governments or setting up the European Data Protection Board by data protection authorities. The guidance recalls the main innovations, opportunities opened up by the new rules, takes stock of the preparatory work already undertaken and outlines the work still ahead of the European Commission, ...
European antitrust officials hammered Qualcomm with a $1.2 billion fine on Wednesday, saying the American chip maker, whose technology underpins ... The European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, found that Qualcomm's practices had a significant, detrimental impact on competition ...
"Devastatingly, official government information, from the Government's companies House website and the FQA registrar, shows that EU 'flagships' now constitute 70 percent of the NFFO. "The NFFO with 70 percent of its memberships is directly influencing Defra in the Brexit discussions and fishermen cite ...
Political leaders and campaigners calling for Britain to reverse the results of the EU referendum should "stop harking on" about what amounts to an "illusion", Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor accused European leaders of making "only backward-looking" statements such as, "are you sure you want ...
European leaders' lack of enthusiasm for the future trade relationship between Britain and the European Union has been described as "backward-looking" and marked by "paranoia" by the UK chancellor, Philip Hammond. In an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt that was supposed to round off ...
Poland's president said Thursday that European Union institutions bear some responsibility for what he called "social disillusionment" with integration, and ... Poland, an EU member since 2004 and the largest in the group that joined at the time, is in an unprecedented conflict with EU leaders who say its ...
The Romanian authorities refused to grant a right of residence on the grounds that Hamilton could not be classified in Romania as the spouse of an EU citizen. The men appealed to Romania's constitutional court, which referred it to Luxembourg. Giving his opinion, Wathelet said governments may not ...
It was French President Emmanuel Macron's first time at a summit purely for EU leaders from seven countries in the south of the bloc. ... The seven countries bordering on the Mediterranean and bearing the brunt of the sea migration route from North Africa are calling for the European Union to help support ...
The town of Sid, in western Serbia, is surrounded by vast acres of farmland that stretch for miles in all directions and into neighboring Croatia. At the height of the migrant crisis in the summer of 2015, hundreds of thousands filed through tall cornfields and crossed the border, sometimes without knowing ...
The EU position may seem limp compared to Trump calling the Iranian government "brutal and corrupt" and tweeting "TIME FOR CHANGE!" but EU officials say all 28 member countries are behind their stance on the protests and the nuclear deal. They said not one of the 28 capitals asked for changes to the ...
The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political .... The official Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported on Wednesday that the EU is the most important exporter and second trading partner of Cuba, and ...
Photo by: EU. Brussels -- How will European Union governments' focus on preventing migration affect the development landscape? Will the attempt to ... The European Commission is expected to present its budget proposal by the summer, sending this to the top of the agenda for NGOs and others from ...
From the moment the United Kingdom signaled its intention to leave, the European Union has been fixated on keeping its remaining members united ... Donald Tusk warned EU leaders as they prepared to move talks onto the next phase last month that "again our unity will be key", judging it a "sine qua non ...
European Union sanctions against Poland are off the table and Poles should not be worried about them, Polish deputy Foreign Minister Konrad ... The European Commission's unprecedented step of triggering Article 7 of the EU Treaty means that the EU's executive wants the bloc's member states to ...
After thrashing out the terms of its divorce with the European Union last year, Britain's has its attention set on the future. For the new year, diplomats are moving onto a new phase in the Brexit talks. European leaders could not ignore Britain's ongoing departure when they welcomed in 2018. They sought to ...
The new amended rules, enshrined in the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (Directive 2011/16/EU), will give tax authorities much-needed access and enable them to react ... European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will attend the official opening ceremony on 27 January.
The European Union has allocated the first half of its €6 billion agreement for Turkey to take in Syrian refugees. ... head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, said the EU-Turkey deal was addressing long-term challenges posed by the Syrian crisis, while also noting that, just last week, the European Commission ...
Another highlight of the year was the 9th EU-Philippines Senior Officials' Meeting, held in July in Manila. The SOM is a regular dialogue, held on state secretary level, where all bilateral issues between the EU and The Philippines are on the table. I participated in the SOM, where both sides exchanged views ...
Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, becoming the first country to seek a divorce from the bloc, which includes Germany but not Turkey. ... since last year's failed coup in Turkey, in part over the imprisonment of German journalists and activists by Turkish authorities on "terror" charges.
European Union officials are out to give Britain a bad Brexit deal in order to deter other nations from leaving, leading professor Robert Tombs has warned. ... Cambridge history professor Robert Tombs said EU chiefs including the likes of Guy Verhofstadt, Jean-Claude Juncker and French President ...
"This is the moment when irreconcilable interests start to come to the surface," a senior EU official said. "Our differences must not become the opportunity for Britain to divide and rule us. We must fight that. This is when Brexit gets real." EU officials will start talks amongst each other in the next few weeks - to ...


 

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