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British food and drink exports to EU fall by £2bn in first quarter of 2021

Industry body says analysis of HMRC data shows structural rather than teething problems with BrexitBritish food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn in the first three months of 2021, with sales of dairy products plummeting by 90%, according to an analysis of HMRC data.Brexit checks, stockpiling and Covid have been blamed for much of the downturn, but the sector has said the figures show structural rather than teething problems with the UK’s departure from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Food & drink industry, Brexit, EU Continue, Trade Policy


UK asks EU for more time to resolve Brexit sausage row

Request over Northern Ireland comes amid moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in UK local electionsThe UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland.It comes as the UK announces moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in local elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, David Frost


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


Wind turbines clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, UK EU, Trade Policy


UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban

Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade warThe UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the Brexit protocol and avert a trade war.Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, was speaking days after Boris Johnson warned he would do “whatever it takes” to protect Northern Ireland’s position as part of the UK. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Lord Frost, Frost the Brexit


US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


UK and EU try to settle standoff over Northern Ireland Brexit checks

Brexit minister and EU Commission official to meet this week as tensions remain highThe Brexit minister Lord Frost and the European Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, are expected to meet this week to try to break the deadlock over Brexit checks in Northern Ireland.But as the countdown begins to a 30 June ban on the sale of chilled meats, including sausages, from Great Britain in Northern Irish supermarkets, tensions between the EU and Boris Johnson’s government remain heightened. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Frost, Brexit, Great Britain, EU Commission, David Frost


Biden plans to push NATO allies to take a tougher line with China, but their militaries aren't equipped for the challenge

President Joe Biden at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 14, 2021. STEPHANIE LECOCQ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Biden is in Belgium to meet NATO leaders. They plan to take a tough new position on China, a key priority for Biden. But a recent report said European militaries are too ill equipped to meet challenges posed by China. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden plans to push NATO allies to adopt a tougher stance towards China at his first ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, China, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Beijing, Nato, News UK, Belgium, Pentagon, Brussels, Biden


Cynical, shameful and disastrous: Johnson’s handling of Northern Ireland | Letters

Brexit ministers always intended to ignore the agreement they signed and blame the EU for the consequences, argues Adrian Ward. Plus letters from Mike Pender, Steve Fildes, Chris Webster and Amin Kassam If you make an agreement with someone, you have to honour it (Boris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern Ireland, 12 June). If you unilaterally decide to change the terms, you have broken the agreement and the other party will not trust you to keep your word in future and may penalise you...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, David Frost, Trade Policy, Adrian Ward, Dominic Raab, Mike Pender Steve Fildes Chris Webster


Biden will warn Putin the US will respond 'forcefully' if Russia continues its 'reckless and aggressive actions,' Blinken says

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden will warn President Putin against further "aggressive actions." Biden is expected to meet with the Russian president for the first time Wednesday. Their meeting follows a string of major cyberattacks in the US that are believed to have originated in Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Secr...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, International, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Cnn, Nato, Moscow, Geneva, Biden, State


Boris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect UK integrity – video

Boris Johnson sought to play down reports of a rift with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government to protect the UK’s territorial integrity. Speaking at an end-of-summit press conference, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had intensified following a report that France’s Emmanuel Macron had suggested that Northern Ireland was not wholly part of the UKBoris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect in...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, G7, Emmanuel Macron


Boris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect integrity of UK

PM tries not to escalate row over reports Macron suggested Northern Ireland was not part of UK G7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson sought to play down reports of a rift with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government “to protect the territorial integrity” of the UK.Speaking at an end-of-summit press conference, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had intensified following a report that France’...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Trade Policy


G7 live: Boris Johnson plays down seriousness of rift with EU on Brexit

Latest updates: PM says most conversations with other leaders harmonious and on other topics, as row with France over Brexit overshadows final day of G7 2.25pm BST Q: Do you think coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory?Johnson says he does not think that, but he thinks it is sensible to keep an open mind. 2.22pm BST Q: [From the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg] Were you offended by what President Macron said about Northern Ireland?Johnson says it is the job of the PM to defend the integrity o...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Bbc, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Aid, Global development


Biden pushes G7 to get tough on China, calling out forced labor, human rights abuses, and 'non-market' practices

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a bilateral meeting on Saturday. Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung/Handout via Reuters President Biden urged G7 leaders to collectively rebuke China over forced labor. "And more than just speaking out, taking action," a senior US administration official said. Some G7 leaders with trade ties to Beijing expressed concern about calling out human-rights abuses. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden this ...
Tags: Japan, UK, London, Washington Post, White House, China, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Eu, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, Beijing, New York Times, Biden, Xinjiang


This was one of the worst weeks for China on the world stage in a while

Chinese President Xi Jinping rubs his eye as he arrives for the seventh plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images It was a bad week for China on the world stage. President Biden is getting a warm reception in Europe rallying our democratic allies in the G7, the EU and NATO. And at home, our squabbling US Senate somehow managed to pass a $250 billion bill countering China...
Tags: Europe, UK, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, West, United States


‘Offensive’: Dominic Raab chides EU leaders over Northern Ireland remarks

Foreign secretary decries comments attributed to Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit trade arrangements G7 summit: latest news and reactionThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tensions over post-Brexit trading arrangements escalated at the G7 summit in Cornwall.Asked about reported comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during talks with Boris Johnson at the summit, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Dominic Raab, Carbis Bay


End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

The UK’s departure from the EU was supposed to reinvigorate our fishing industry. Instead, it has forced the country’s last distant-water trawler to sit idleAt 4am on 24 April 2019, 25 brass players, two percussionists and a conductor piled into a coach in Hull for a 200-mile drive to London. It was a Wednesday morning and it had been touch and go whether all of them would be able to get time off from their day jobs to make the trip. Seven hours later, they stood on the quayside at Greenwich, as...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Greenwich, Hull, Brexit, Anne, Kirkella, Fishing Industry


‘Mistrusted’ Johnson feels full force of EU fury as Brexit wrecks G7 summit

European leaders made their feelings about the Northern Ireland protocol known to a PM desperate to score a PR victoryBrexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7The setting is a small English village on the Cornish coast, but the message that Boris Johnson wants projected from the beachside summit in Carbis Bay is one of big British influence across the globe.The three-day G7 meeting of world leaders, which ends on Sunday, was identified months ago by the prime mini...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Carbis Bay


Brexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7

Northern Ireland border row hits summit in Cornwall as prime minister tells other leaders UK is ‘a single country’Boris Johnson was embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with EU leaders over Northern Ireland yesterday as tensions over Brexit boiled over at the G7 summit in Cornwall.After a series of tense bilateral meetings at which the French president Emmanuel Macron, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, told their summit host the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


Ignored, bullied, patronised: why loyalists in Northern Ireland say no to Brexit ‘betrayal’

As the often volatile marching season approaches, bitter tensions over the EU protocol grow, along with a belief that NI is being cast adrift by a duplicitous British governmentThey gathered in their thousands at the top of the Shankill Road with banners and drums to send a message to the far side of the Irish Sea, where a treacherous prime minister played his charade in a kingdom no longer fully theirs.Some waved union jack flags, others had union jack masks, one had a union jack balaclava, and...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Irish Sea, Shankill Road, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Boris Johnson reiterates threat to suspend Northern Ireland protocol

Clash with EU leaders over Brexit risks overshadowing G7 summit as PM responds to calls for UK to honour its word G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesBoris Johnson has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend the Northern Ireland protocol, as a war of words with EU leaders over Brexit risked overshadowing the G7 summit in Cornwall.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, told the UK prime minister on Saturday morning that the British government must honour its word over Brexit or risk jeopardis...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron


G7 members will spend 'hundreds of billions' on infrastructure to rival China's Belt and Road initiative, according to a US official. China says G7 proposals are doomed to fail.

President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP Photos G7 members plan to announce an international spending initiative to rival China's Belt and Road. They will be "collectively catalyzing hundreds of billions of dollars," a US official said. Proposals amounted to "bloc politics," and were "doomed to fail," said China's Foreign Ministry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presi...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, White House, China, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Beijing, European Commission, Road, Biden, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Ministry


Merkel and Macron urge UK to implement Northern Ireland protocol

Boris Johnson meets EU leaders at G7 summit, with French president saying UK must ‘honour their word’G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesEU leaders made a concerted assault on Boris Johnson in the standoff over the Northern Ireland protocol on Saturday, with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, warning him the British people must “honour their word”.Macron and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, used bilateral meetings with Johnson on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall to press home ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


G7: leaders to sign landmark global health declaration to stop future pandemics - live updates

Leaders of the G7 industrialised countries are meeting in Cornwall this weekend to discuss vaccines, the pandemic recovery and the climate crisisUK must honour its word over Brexit, says Emmanuel MacronBoris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern IrelandCalls for G7 spending restraint misguided, warns Lord Stern‘Enjoying yourself?’: Queen jokes with G7 leaders in family photo See all our G7 coverage 11.50am BST The Carbis Bay declaration will set out the steps G7 countries will take to...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Surrey, Brexit, G7, Stern, Pirbright Institute, Coronavirus


G7: Emmanuel Macron tells Boris Johnson UK-France relations need ‘reset’ - live updates

Leaders of the G7 industrialised countries are meeting in Cornwall this weekend to discuss vaccines, the pandemic recovery and the climate crisisBoris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern IrelandCalls for G7 spending restraint misguided, warns Lord SternBoris Johnson appears to repudiate Tory austerity at summit openingSee all our G7 coverage 10.19am BST The Duchess of Cambridge and US first lady Jill Biden have written a joint article on the importance of early childhood, following ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Italy, Northern Ireland, Cambridge, European Commission, Cornwall


G7: Boris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern Ireland

EU leaders expected to stress potential consequences of failing to find resolution, putting onus on UK to compromiseG7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson will come under fresh pressure from EU leaders in Cornwall on Saturday in the increasingly bitter standoff over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol.The prime minister had hoped to skirt the subject of Brexit as he hosts G7 leaders. But his official spokesperson conceded on Friday that Downing Street expect it to be ra...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Council, Brexit, G7, EU Commission


The 'family photo' of world leaders from Biden's first G7 summit is noticeably different from the one from Trump's first G7

Trump's first G7 "Family portrait" vs. Biden's first G7 "Family portrait." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)/ Trump:(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Trump and Biden's first G7 'family photos' tell a very different diplomatic tale. In 2017, Trump made other world leaders wait for him as he took a golf cart to the photo location. In 2021's family photo, leaders are spaced apart likely due to social distancing for COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, US, America, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Canada, Boris Johnson, Biden, Trump, Gallup, Pew Research, Sean Gallup Getty, Cornwall England


The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident aboard a Ryanair flight marks a pattern of authoritarianism from 'Europe's last dictator'

Roman Protasevich and Alexander Lukashenko. AP Photo/Sergei Grits/Sergei Sheleg/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and action are more important than ever. Visit Inside...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, West, United States, New York Times, Ryanair, Poland



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