Brexit

Post-Brexit EU Summit Must Offer Voters Security

By Alastair Macdonald STRASBOURG, Sept 14 – The European Union must be less “politically correct” and act firmly to protect citizens from fears of immigration, terrorism and economic globalisation if it is to survive after Brexit, a senior EU official told leaders on Tuesday. In an invitation letter to a leaders meeting on Friday in

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Brexit Not the End of European Union, Juncker says

By Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott STRASBOURG, Sept 14 – The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, sought on Wednesday to rally support for the European Union, saying the bloc battered by the UK Brexit referendum was not about to break up despite its existential crisis. In setting out the Commission’s plans for the

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Britain Faces Long Road to Post-Brexit Trade Deals

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Sept 7  – Prime Minister Theresa May wants to make Britain a global leader in trade after Brexit, but former negotiators say the country faces a long slog despite warm words from some world leaders over forging new relationships. With other countries reluctant to get involved in detailed discussions until Britain’s

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PM May Rejects Points-Based Immigration Controls Sought by Brexit Campaigners

By William James HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5 – British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected a “points-based” system to screen immigrants, setting up a potential conflict with Brexit campaigners in her government who promised to bring in Australian-style controls over EU migrants. May, who favoured staying in the European Union but has pledged to deliver on

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Japan Warns Brexit May Drive Banks, Pharma Investment to EU

TOKYO, Sept 4  – Japan has warned Britain that its exit from the European Union could prompt Japanese financial institutions to relocate from London and listed a raft of concerns from Japanese companies about the transition away of the EU. In a 15-page report published on the eve of a summit of the Group of

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British PM May: UK Economy will Suffer after Brexit Vote

By William James HANGZHOU, Sept 4  – Britain’s economy will suffer as a result of the decision to leave the European Union despite signs in recent economic data that the impact has not been as severe as some predicted, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The June decision to leave the 28-country EU sent

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Post-Brexit Bounce in UK factories Sparks Bank of England Rate Cut Doubts

By David Milliken LONDON, Sept 1 – British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August, a post-Brexit surprise that could prompt the Bank of England to rethink the need to cut interest rates again if other surveys confirm the trend. The recovery far outstripped all economists’ forecasts, delivering the strongest signal

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UK, France Stick to Calais Migrant Deal “Now and When” Britain Leaves EU

PARIS, Aug 30- British and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation “now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU” to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union. Britain’s new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which

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Net Migration to Britain Fell Slightly Before EU Vote

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Aug 25 – Net migration to Britain fell slightly in the year to March but remained close to record levels, official data showed on Thursday, the first to be released since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has said the result of the EU

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