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Brexit: Boris Johnson claims EU will be 'flexible' if UK tries to get it to remove backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech 11.12am GMT Johnson says trying to “heave” MPs from one side of the debate to another is a mistake.And the idea that customs union membership would be a solution is a mistake, he says.Now is the time for us to go back to Brussels ... and demand real change to that backstop. And this time we must mean it. 11.08am GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to stay bound by EU rules.What...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit


Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge UK in emotional plea

Leading politicians among signatories to Times letter calling on Britain to stay in EUA group of influential German politicians and business leaders including the woman primed to take over from Angela Merkel as chancellor have urged Britain to stay in the EU as Brexit looms.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who became leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union last month, joined more than two dozen political, business and cultural figures in penning an open letter to the Times, arguing “fro...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, The Times, Times, Brexit, Christian Democratic Union, EUA, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer


Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU

Leading politicians, business and sports people write of their love for post-work pints and panto.
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European Union: ESMA Publishes First Annual Statistical Report On Retail Investment Products - Orrick

On January 10, ESMA published its first annual statistical report on the performance and costs of retail investment products in the EU (ESMA 50-165-731).
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European Union: EU's Expanded Tax Haven Blacklist Could Apply To U.S. - Cayman Finance

The European Union plans to update its year-old blacklist of tax havens to include new criteria and an expanded geographic reach—possibly all the way to the U.S.
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European Union: Access All Areas: New EU Geo-Blocking Rules Help Progress Towards EU Digital Single Market - Arthur Cox

On 3 December 2018, the Geo-blocking Regulation came into force across the EU. This Regulation is designed to prevent unjustified geo-blocking and other forms
Tags: News, Eu, EU Digital Single Market Arthur Cox


European Union: UK Implements EU Trade Mark Directive - J A Kemp

Following the changes that took place within the EU trade mark system as of March 2016 and October 2017, the UK government has today implemented the EU Trade Mark Directive into UK law.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, EU Trade, Mark Directive J A Kemp, EU Trade Mark Directive


Bishop Briggs, Blackwave Among Winners of Inaugural Music Moves Europe Awards

Emergent artists from across the EU are in Groningen this week to play showcases for music festival bookers, and several award shows took place Wednesday evening to toast top talent. Accordingly, bands were on hand from all corners of the European Union to collect prizes (and grant money) that will further careers. The Music Moves […]
Tags: Spotify, News, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Groningen, Bishop Briggs, Bishop Briggs Blackwave


Gay Austrian policeman wins long fight for justice

EU judges tell Austria to compensate an ex-policeman in a gay sex case going back to 1976.
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Where the Conservative tribes stand on Brexit

Theresa May is reaching out to other parties to get backing for a deal with the EU - but she still has to convince her own side.
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Brexit: Military reservists on standby in event of no deal

Trained civilians could be asked to do a year's service if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.
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Brexit: Military reservists call up plan in event of no deal

Trained civilians could be asked to do a year's service if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.
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UK PM May seeks Brexit fix in crisis talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. Governments across Europe are triggering plans designed to avoid logjams at ports and airports when trade barriers go up should London fail to find a Plan B. The government held individual talks with MPs from rival parties after narrowly surviving a confidence vote brought on by the cru...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Eu, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit


Portugal plans special lanes for Britons in airports after Brexit

Airports in Faro and Funchal will provide fast-track access, says Portuguese PMPortugal plans to open dedicated corridors in its airports so British tourists continue to get fast-track access after Brexit whether the UK leaves with or without a deal, the prime minister, António Costa, has said.“Millions of Britons visit Portugal as tourists every year – we have to ensure the flow is not interrupted,” Costa said on Thursday. Faro airport in the Algarve and Funchal on the island of Madeira will op...
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Air transport, Portugal, Brexit, MADEIRA, Antonio Costa, FARO, Algarve


Breezy And Irreverent 'Brexit' Captures Big Truths About Today's Politics

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the top strategist for Britain's "Leave" campaign in a new HBO film that offers a jaunty — if incomplete — take on the UK's pending departure from the EU.(Image credit: Nick Wall/HBO)
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EU lawmakers seek cuts for nations reneging on rule of law

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid deep concerns about the rule of law in Hungary and Poland, European Union lawmakers want to suspend EU funds to states that interfere in their courts or fail to tackle corruption. The lawmakers on Thursday endorsed planned new rules by a 397-158 vote with 69 abstentions. The rules must now be […]
Tags: News, Eu, Hungary, Nation, Poland European Union


Portugal promises no visas for Britons in any no-deal Brexit

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but parliament's rejection this week of Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement with Brussels has thrown those plans into chaos and opened up a range of outcomes, from quitting with no agreement on future relations to halting Brexit altogether. "At this moment we do not even know what the United Kingdom wants," Siza Vieira told Reuters in an interview late on Wednesday. "In the absence of an alternative proposal by the United Kin...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Portugal, Brussels, Brexit, Reuters, Siza Vieira


Can Britain’s Brexit Be Reversed?

A fresh referendum to stay in the EU is being pushed like never before.
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MEPs back plans to cut funds for EU states who weaken rule of law

Vote sets up post-Brexit budget clash with countries accused of damaging democratic valuesThe European parliament has backed plans to cut EU funds to member states that undermine the rule of law or allow corruption to fester – a move that could raise tensions with the governments in Hungary and Poland, which are accused of weakening judicial independence.MEPs voted 397 to 158 for a draft law to freeze EU cash if a government was found to be eroding democratic values. The proposals will come into...
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MEPs back plans to freeze funds to 'corrupt' EU states

Battle over post-Brexit budget expected from countries accused of flouting rule of lawThe European parliament has backed plans to cut EU funds to member states that undermine the rule of law or allow corruption to fester – a move that could raise tensions with the governments in Hungary and Poland which are accused of weakening judicial independence.MEPs voted 397 to 158 for a draft law to freeze EU cash if a government was found to be eroding democratic values. The proposals will come into forc...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Poland


Poland, Take Action Now: Tell Negotiators to Oppose Article 13 and 11

Sześć lat temu Polacy wyszli na ulice by uratować Europę przed ACTA – międzynarodową umową handlową, negocjowaną z inicjatywy Stanów Zjednoczonych, która groziła wprowadzeniem szeroko zakrojonej cenzury i nadzoru w Internecie w imię rzekomej ochrony praw autorskich. Dziś Polacy znów są w centrum uwagi , walcząc z “ACTA2”: Dyrektywą w sprawie praw autorskich na jednolitym rynku cyfrowym. Wasza pomoc nigdy nie była bardziej potrzebna! W tym miesiącu Unia Europejska wynegocjuje najnowszy ...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Eu, Poland, Nie, ACTA, Vint Cerf, Internecie, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive, Tim Berners Lee Mimo, Artykułem


Belgium: Say No To Article 13 and 11

L’Union européenne est sur le point de donner encore plus de pouvoir à une poignée d’entreprises géantes états-uniennes en technologie, en échange contre des accords temporaires de partage des bénéfices avec une poignée d’entreprises géantes européennes de divertissements. Cela entraînerait en contrepartie une censure de masse et affaiblirait encore plus la position de négociation des artistes professionnels européens. Plus de quatre mois sont passés depuis que les négociateurs parlementair...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Eu, Belgium, EUCD, Google Et Facebook, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive


Luxembourg: Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

À nos amis au Luxembourg : ce mois-ci, l’UE espère concrétiser la Directive sur le droit d’auteur dans le marché unique numérique, sans donner aucun signe qu’ils amélioreront ou supprimeront les articles 11 et 13. Cela représente une erreur dangereuse, car ces articles pourraient écraser les jeunes pousses européennes en technologie, ce qui concentrerait le pouvoir entre les mains des grandes entreprises états-uniennes en technologie, tout en exposant un demi-milliard d’Européens à une censure ...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Eu, Luxembourg, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive


Germans Can Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive!

An unsere Freunde und Freundinnen in Deutschland. In diesem Monat möchte die EU die Richtlinie über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt abschließen. Es besteht wenig Hoffnung, dass die Artikel 11 und 13, die die Macht haben, kleine europäische Tech-Startups zu vernichten, verbessert oder gestrichen werden. Eher wird sich die Macht in den Händen Amerikanischer Hightech-Unternehmen konzentrieren, während eine halbe Milliarde EuropäerInnen einer unzurechenbaren algorithmischen Zensur ausgeset...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Germany, US, Eu, Welt, Bilder, Rolle, Preis, Daher, Hilfe, Julia Reda, Riesen, Macht, EUCD


Open letters to the people of Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland: save us all from mandatory internet censorship!

The EU plan to mandate censoring filters for online speech to catch copyright infringement could be finalised as early as next week, and our best hope for halting it is to get the national governments of key EU member states to reject the proposal at that "trilogue" committee meeting. In particular, it's important for netizens from Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland to contact their governments and urge them to block Articles 11 and 13 of the new Copyright Directive. These pro...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Sweden, Germany, US, Eu, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive, US Big Tech


Putin arrives in Serbia to honour leader and reinforce relations

Visiting president says Serbia being forced to make ‘artificial choice’ between EU and RussiaVladimir Putin has arrived in Belgradeto bestow a top state honour on the Serbian leader Aleksandar Vučić, hoping to shore up one of the few strong bilateral relationships Russia has in Europe and reinforce Moscow’s claims to maintaining influence in the Balkans. Related: Now is chance for Kosovo deal, says Serbian president – but at what cost? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eu, World news, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Moscow, Kosovo, Montenegro, Balkans, Aleksandar Vucic, RussiaVladimir Putin, Belgradeto


Labour frontbench back Corbyn in boycotting Brexit talks until May rules out no deal – Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 10.17am GMT Last night Nick Boles, the Conservative MP who has tabled a bill intended to ensure MPs can vote to prevent a no-deal Brexit happening in 2019, has admitted that he will have to change it. Under the original plan, if the Commons fails to pass a Brexit deal by ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Parliament, Article 50


Putin honours Serbian leader as he attacks west's Balkans role

Visiting president says Serbia being forced to make ‘artificial choice’ between EU and RussiaVladimir Putin is due in Belgrade, where he will bestow a top state honour upon the Serbian leader, Aleksandar Vučić, hoping to shore up one of the few strong bilateral relationships Russia has in Europe, and reinforce Moscow’s claims to maintaining influence in the Balkans. Related: Now is chance for Kosovo deal, says Serbian president – but at what cost? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eu, World news, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Moscow, Kosovo, Montenegro, Balkans, Belgrade, Aleksandar Vucic, RussiaVladimir Putin


Putin attacks west's role in Balkans ahead of lavish Serbia visit

Russian president claims Serbia forced to make ‘artificial choice’ between EU and MoscowVladimir Putin is due in Belgrade, where he will bestow a top state honour upon the Serbian leader, Aleksandar Vučić, hoping to shore up one of the few strong bilateral relationships Russia has in Europe, and re-stake Moscow’s claims to maintaining influence in the Balkans. Related: Now is chance for Kosovo deal, says Serbian president – but at what cost? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eu, World news, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Moscow, Kosovo, Montenegro, Balkans, Belgrade, Aleksandar Vucic, MoscowVladimir Putin


European Union: Consilium Agrees Position On IFR And IFD – Moving To A New Prudential Regulatory Regime For Investment Firms - Dentons

On January 7, 2019 the Council or "Consilium" of the European Union, which is part of the EU bicameral legislature and represents the executive governments of the EU's Member States
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