[Oct 25, 2018 - 3:18 AM]: EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra.
admin [Oct 22, 2018 - 2:58 AM]: Theresa May is being warned by the head of the CBI that time is running out to make progress on Brexit and remaining in a customs union with Brussels is the best option for British business. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the business organisation, will stress that urgent progress is needed on agreeing a transitional deal with the EU by the end of March and the framework for the future trading relationship with Brussels must be set out by October. Businesses are “deeply apprehensive” about the current uncertainty and there has been “too much ideology, too little urgency” in the negot
admin [Oct 19, 2018 - 2:45 AM]: A smooth Brexit that offers frictionless trade with the European Union will give the Treasury a double bonus in the budget, the chancellor has said, allowing him to boost public spending and consider cutting taxes. Philip Hammond said a deal with Brussels offering open trade with the EU would free up much of the £15.4bn he had saved this year to act as a buffer against a no-deal Brexit. It would also allow the Office for Budget Responsibility to revise its predictions for GDP growth over the next five years, which it cut in the aftermath of the referendum result. The OBR, which is the Treasu
admin [Oct 18, 2018 - 3:48 AM]: Theresa May has confirmed that she is considering asking the EU for an extended Brexit transition period in a bid to break the deadlock in talks. The Prime Minister is understood to have raised the possibility of a longer period in meetings with EU leade
admin [Oct 17, 2018 - 2:38 AM]: Downing Street to express ANGER at May's Brexit blueprint
admin [Oct 16, 2018 - 3:26 AM]: VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-2763_en.htm
admin [Oct 16, 2018 - 2:34 AM]: Mrs May said the talks were entering the "final stages" as she called for "cool, calm heads to prevail" on critical issues.
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