Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Tag: EU

In a new report criticising Spain’s efforts to go green, the Commission says not enough resources are being allocated for long-term plans to encourage car manufacturers to meet goals set by the EU.

MORE than half of pilots in Ireland will go on a one-day strike on Wednesday December 20, their union has confirmed today. A majority of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association backed industrial action...

The deal means there will be no 'hard border' in Northern Ireland and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected and a financial settlement to cover existing debts has been agreed, thought to be in the ballpark of £50 billion, though no official figure has been released. 

AT least 45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters have taken to the streets of Brussels to support the controversial cause. The march is a show of solidarity with exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is remaining...

LONDON, Scotland and Wales have all demanded the same Brexit deal purportedly being offered to Northern Ireland.  As Theresa May meets with chief EU negotiators in Brussels, rumours are swirling that Northern Ireland could remain...

The doner kebab is under threat in Spain and across the EU. It comes after EU politicians have begun moving to ban phosphates, deemed necessary to keep seasoned kebab meat moist. The politicians argue it negatively...

BREXIT has been blamed for a drop in Europeans applying for British university places. The number of students coming to the UK from the EU has fallen for the first time in five years. Figures published...

THE UK will tell the EU it wants to stay in a key aviation safety body, under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, in order to keep planes flying after Brexit. According...

Oxfam urges the EU to include Gibraltar in its list of tax havens ahead of its list to be published next Tuesday.

There has been no final agreement on a final figure and senior officials think its share of unpaid bills, loans, pensions and other EU liabilities could total between €55bn to €60bn. 

SPAIN has said it will have a backup aviation deal with the UK in case of widespread disruption to air travel post-Brexit. Deputy Minister for European Affairs Jorge Toledo said if an EU-UK aviation deal...

SPAIN'S income inequality is one of the worst in the EU.  A new report by the European Commission found that while the economy is improving, the divide between the haves and have nots is only...

SPAIN'S MOT tests - or ITV - are changing next year. From May 20, ITV inspectors will have to hold a 'Superior Automotive Technician' qualification to carry out inspections. If your car fails its test, it...

THE happiest countries in the EU have been revealed in a huge EU-wide poll. A survey by the European Commission asked people to agree or disagree with the statement: ‘You are happy living in the...

A SPANISH source close to the Brexit negotiations has said Gibraltar is heading towards and abrupt exit from the single market. According to the senior government source, the British government has failed to offer any...

THE EU has signed a pact agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development and deployment of European defenses. The move has been spurred by US Donald Trump's accusations that EU states don't pay enough into...

BRITISH pet owners are growing concerned that if Brexit negotiations fail they will no longer be able to travel to the EU with their pets. If there is no deal then it will indeed be...

A BRITISH cyclist who miraculously survived a horror crash in Spain has died.  John Tefler, 57, died yesterday after battling infections and respiratory issues for the past six months. The university lecturer, from West Lothian, Scotland,...
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THE UK Parliament will get to vote on the final Brexit deal before the country leaves the EU, minister David Davis has told MPs. He said the terms of the divorce, including any transition deal...

SPANIARDS have reportedly been left fuming after Boris Johnson defended bullfighting during an Anglo-Spanish dinner. The UK's foreign secretary told the dinner - designed to celebrate ties between Great Britain and Spain - that trying...

RUSSIAN hackers have been accused of interfering in the Catalunya independence referendum as part of a plan to undermine the EU. It comes after Madrid has complained to Brussels about alleged meddling by hackers from...

SPAIN’S new shirt for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has caused an uproar with fans threatening to boycott buying the ‘Republican’ shirt. It seems the tense political climate in Spain has now spread...

Puigdemont wanted on charges of rebellion, sedition, misuse of public funds, disobedience and breach of trust has handed himself into Belgium authorities.

THERESA May's Conservative government will collapse in 2018 and trigger a fresh election, a leading think tank has predicted.  According to Morgan Stanley, by next year May will be unable to keep walking the 'tightrope' of...

NEW figures released by the the UK's HMRC have revealed how much EU migrants contribute to the British economy. The latest statistics, from 2013/14 give a breakdown of the contributions of each nationality, paired with...

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