Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said EUropean Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first EUropean summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… on anti-smuggling and stemming the influx of migrants and refugees are ineffective and dont do enough to reduce migrant death at sea. Although we cannot expect from Frontex to change its mandate, we are shocked to see that EU investment at sea is mainly focused on deterrence and surveillance and that there is no mandate of proactive SAR, MSF said. Finally, the report argues, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have been on the rise since early 2016, before aid organizations stepped up their …

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Johnson (Will Barton) was scuppered in his bid to become prime minister Inbetweeners actor John Seaward appears as Michael Gove, who was another leadership challenger. Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Gove (John Seaward) has now re-entered the Cabinet as environment secretary It will portray the events following last year’s EU referendum and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation as prime minister. It will recount how Mr Gove …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… along with together with some options for reform and encouraged further work on the project. Image copyright Empics Could there be another election? It is possible to have another election but as Theresa May has learned, forcing the public into another round of voting is not always a good idea. Voter fatigue could set in as the electorate may feel it cannot face going through a fourth UK-wide vote (including the EU referendum) in three years. Another vote could backfire with a drop in …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… adviser to the Environmental Defense Fund and a consultant to a law firm involved in glyphosate litigation. Members of the EU Parliament had asked him to review a portion of the proprietary data EFSA released to them, though he is not allowed to make that data more widely available, he said. The lawyers back in the States havent seen this, Portier told HuffPost. Portier, who added that he wasnt compensated for this work, said he is going to write to the EPA administrator himself because they …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… very junior, junior partner of Washington.” In other words, in the eyes of the Kremlin, Britain is irrelevant. Ouch, that hurts. But that is only part of the story. Crucially, a UK vote has already given Russia the result it wanted – last year, when Britain voted to leave the EU. Image caption Is the British leader a man, this man wondered Everyone I spoke to knew a great deal about Britain. “It’s the home of football”, Ilya told me. “Big Ben the …

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Firms warned to prepare for tougher EU data protection rules – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… their consent. However, PwC said that when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across the EU next May, firms would face much tougher obligations and penalties. In particular, the Information Commissioner’s Office will be able to issue fines of up to 4% of global turnover, or 20m EUros – whichever is highest. The regulator can only issues fines of up to 500,000 at present. “UK organisations must use the remaining time to prepare for GDPR compliance …

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UK exports record amount of food and drink – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… non-EU countries have been growing at a faster rate than those to the EU for the last couple of years. A growth rate of 40% in South Korea is pretty impressive. But that still only amounts some 50m worth of business. Compare that to Ireland, where we generated some 854m worth of exports in the first three months of this year. Ireland remains our most important trading partner by far when it comes to food and drink. Today’s figures are yet more evidence that protecting this relationship …

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… sell Welsh farmers down the river.” For UKIP, Welsh Assembly group leader Hamilton stressed that EU money is UK taxpayers’ money and after Brexit, Britain will be able to decide how to spend that money itself. “There is a massive Brexit dividend coming to us the moment we leave,” he said. “There will be plenty of money in the coffers in Whitehall.” Related Topics Conservative Party Alun Cairns Leanne Wood More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want EUrope to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… them, saying they will be couriered to customers. The airline said there was no evidence the computer failure was the result of a cyber attack. It denied claims by the GMB union that problem could be linked to the company outsourcing its IT work. Gatwick Airport said it was continuing to advise customers travelling with British Airways to check the status of their flight with the airline before travelling to the airport. EU flight delay rights If your flight departed the EUropean Union or …

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General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Both the UK and EU backed close cooperation on security matters when they outlined their Brexit negotiating strategies. In the document setting out its negotiation aims, the government lists the SIS as an example of the “mutually beneficial model of cooperation” in the fight against crime and terrorism. It said the UK would “continue to cooperate closely with our EUropean partners” on security matters, and “negotiate the best deal we can with the EU to cooperate …

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General election 2017: Greens ‘to hold Tories to account’ – BBC News

Co-leaders Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley are set to focus on young people, claiming that a generation has been let down by a government “hell-bent on an extreme Brexit” and an economy that “fails the majority”. Guide to the Green Party Election 2017 poll tracker The party will pledge to immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens, protect freedom of movement and give the British public, rather than just Parliament, the final say on any EU deal. Mr Bartley, …

May 22, 2017
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Europe keeps giving fines to Facebook

… exactly that the possibility of linking user phone numbers with Facebook user IDs. Todays decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules, including the obligation to provide correct information, said the EU competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager. It imposes a proportionate and deterrent fine on Facebook. The commission must be able to take decisions about mergers effects on competition in full knowledge of accurate facts. Facebook said …

May 19, 2017
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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

… we knew a bit more about them. Are you one of the three million who voted in the EU referendum but didn’t vote in the general election in 2015? Get in touch to tell us how you made your decision and whether you plan to vote in the election of 8 June. You can also contact us in the following ways: WhatsApp: +44 7525 900971 Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 About this piece This analysis piece was commissioned by the BBC from an expert working for an outside …

May 17, 2017
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