Tag: eu

Vietnam’s efforts in combatting illegal fishing make strong impression on EU

Officials from the European Commission say Vietnam is making great strides in the elimination of illegal fishing, thereby regaining trust in helping to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) activities. Vietnam's solid implementation of the recommendations from the EU regarding IUU fishing has impressed the...

Brexit extension until January 31 ‘very probable’: French diplomatic source

An extension until January 31 of the deadline for Britain to leave the European Union is "very probable", a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as EU states were to meet to discuss a new Brexit delay. "There will very probably be an agreement" at Monday's...

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

by Alice RITCHIE British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push on Monday for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. Johnson was forced to abandon his promise to leave the European...

Brexit deal ‘possible this week’: EU’s Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit of EU leaders...

Eurozone agree details of tiny eurozone budget

European finance ministers agreed Thursday on the basic terms of a tiny eurozone budget that has been scaled back from the ambitious goal of French President Emmanuel Macron. "We have a new pillar in the foundation supporting the euro," Eurogroup head Mario Centeno told reporters...

Britain preparing to ‘take back control’ at WTO: minister

Britain is looking forward to "taking back control" of its trade policy after it exits the European Union later this month, a government minister told the World Trade Organization Wednesday. Speaking at a WTO conference, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said her country was preparing...

UK opposition seeks to oust PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal. Corbyn called on members of other parties who fear the economic consequences of a chaotic...

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

by Alice RITCHIE and James PHEBY Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, but will face a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and members of his own party as well as a tense diplomatic standoff with Iran. The former London...

Brexit chaos unites Europe: Tusk

The tortuous Brexit process has acted as a "vaccine" against anti-EU sentiment across the continent, European Council President Donald Tusk claimed Tuesday. He was speaking after EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss the European Parliament election results, where nationalist and eurosceptic parties made gains...