In a bid to make Big Ben ring when the UK leaves the EU, Millionaire businessman Arron Banks, and the Leave Means Leave group, have donated £50,000 to this end. An online appeal has raised more than £200,000, with the cost of making the famous bell work in time for the one-off event estimated to be £500,000.
The European Union (EU) has warned that if a trade agreement recently signed by the United States and China creates “distortions” in the market, it will challenge the deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The UK government has sought to reassure the EU that its citizens living in the UK will not be deported if they fail to apply for settled status, the European parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator has said. UK Ministers, however, have refused calls to give EU citizens physical proof of their right to stay in the UK after Brexit for fear of “another Windrush” setting off fresh anger.
The European Union will challenge the China-US trade agreement at the World Trade Organization if it creates ‘distortions’ in the market that harm EU companies, the bloc's envoy to Beijing said Friday.
The Iranian foreign minister said European powers have violated a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran following their activation of a sanctions mechanism, describing their move as the EU intimidation by the United States.
Britain, France, and Germany, collectively known as the EU3, have formally triggered a dispute settlement mechanism featured in a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a step that could lead to the restoration of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Inside the European Commission on Wednesday, the EU's top officials held talks focusing on growing hostilities following the assassination last week in Iraq by the United States of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. After the meeting EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen vowed that no efforts will be spared to save the Iran nuclear deal in order to try and bring about a deescalation in tensions.
The foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy have announced plans to hold emergency talks in Brussels following the US assassination of a top Iranian military commander as well as the escalation of the Libyan crisis.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi censured the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), for their inaction to save the agreement after the US withdrawal.
Britain stands to lose more than the European Union if the two fail to strike a trade deal by the end of next year, head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament on Wednesday.
A senior British cabinet minister says the top priority of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on January 31 and secure a new trade deal with the bloc by the end of next year.
European Union foreign ministers are expected to exchange views next month on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.