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Brexit: EU cancels Britain’s hosting of European capital of culture

Britain will not be allowed to host the European Capital of Culture as planned in 2023 after Brexit, despite the scheme being open to countries that …

Brexit

Swiss Get Juncker House Call as EU Seeks to Anchor Economic Ties

The European Union’s attempt to streamline its complicated relationship with Switzerland may get a boost on Thursday.<p>European Commission President …

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Leeds’s capital of culture bid in chaos as European Commission says UK city can’t hold title after Brexit

Leeds’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 has today been thrown into potential chaos after a senior European Commission official told …

Brexit

[Opinion] Eastern partners, eastern problems

Elsewhere, the EU has a slightly more positive message: the aim of the Eastern Partnership is to build "a common area of shared democracy, …

European News

In The First Brexit Direct Hit, UK Carbon Traders Are Set To Lose £400m on 1st January

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, numerous indirect effects have been seen as a result of the uncertainty. The pound has fallen, skilled recruitment has dropped, companies have drawn up contingency planms to leave, and some businesses have already left.<p>But this week saw …

Brexit

Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Why is Labour supporting the Tories on Brexit?

The UK Government has said that they would like to ensure that UK-EU trade in as frictionless as possible and I am sure this is an objective all of …

Brexit

Norman Foster slates Brexit "madness" in World Architecture Festival speech

Norman Foster has lamented the UK's departure from the European Union in a speech at the World Architecture Festival, adding that the diversity of …

Architecture

UK pharmaceutical sector prepares for hard Brexit as regulator exits

, Global Pharmaceuticals Editor<p>The announcement that Europe’s drugs regulator will move to Amsterdam after Brexit provided long-sought clarity for …

Brexit

EU’s new privacy regulations are coming and North American companies need to be ready

The date May 25, 2018 should be circled on every CEO, CIO and chief privacy officer’s calendar. It’s the day that the European Union’s (EU) General …

Privacy

ES Views: Harsh reality of Brexit is catching up with No 10

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Brexit

We can’t have our cake and eat it in an EU deal

In the end, the sell-out was quick — although we suspect it will not be painless.<p>At the Cabinet Committee yesterday it was agreed that rather than …

Brexit

Brexit: UK 'ready to pay more to the EU'

<b>Brexit supporters in the cabinet have agreed the UK should offer to pay more money to the EU as it leaves.</b><p>But no formal offer will be made until the EU agrees to begin talking about a new trade deal with the UK.<p>No new figure has been given - but it is thought it could be up to £40bn, which would be …

Brexit

EasyJet plans Brexit shake-up that could force UK holders to sell shares

EasyJet has set out plans that could force UK shareholders to sell their stakes after Brexit, as it looks to get ready for Britain's departure from …

Brexit

North East firm announces Ireland move following EU referendum vote

One of the world’s largest marine insurance groups - based in the North East - is opening a base in Ireland to ensure continued access to EU markets …

Brexit

Firms told: Don't sweat Brexit, your shiny data protection sticker will remain intact

Multinationals whose data protection compliance was rubberstamped by the UK's regulator have been assured they won't be stripped of the authorisation …

Privacy

UK ship insurer North plans to start EU subsidiary in Ireland amid Brexit fears

London — British ship insurer North is setting up a new EU subsidiary in Dublin in case Britain loses access to the single market after Brexit, …

Brexit

The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: Britain’s shameful dereliction

From the referendum campaign onwards, Brexiters have ignored the dire implications for Ireland. The neglect is a political and moral failure alike<p>Throughout his career, Gerry Adams relentlessly singled out the British government for the blame in Ireland’s troubles. In truth, the responsibility for …

Brexit

Home Office admits it's struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals

Lawyers say current staffing levels mean each caseworker will process 1,500 of 3 million EU registration applications<p>Home Office officials have privately admitted the department is having problems increasing its immigration staffing levels as part of its Brexit preparations and may have to recruit …

Brexit

UK tech has sold political support for a measly pot of cash and visas

When Theresa May became prime minister, the tech sector felt a sudden and unexpected chill. Under David Cameron, entrepreneurs had grown used to a …

Brexit

Interactive map shows air quality across Europe in real time

ES News Email<p>An online interactive map pinpoints the areas in Europe that are worst affected by air pollution.<p>The map which went live on Thursday …

Pollution

Guy Hands: UK must learn from Guernsey's immigration woes

<b>The negative impact of a restrictive immigration policy on the island of Guernsey provides a stark warning for the UK as it negotiates its exit from the EU, the investment tycoon Guy Hands has warned.</b><p>The founder of the private equity firm Terra Firma, who lives as a tax exile in the island, is …

Brexit

Norway discriminates against fathers in paid parental leave: EFTA watchdog

Norway discriminates against fathers in paid parental leave: EFTA watchdog<p>Performers participate in the carnival parade in Oslo, Norway, June 10, …

News (China)

Hundreds of Bristol hospital staff could leave over rights to live and work in UK

Britain’s exit from the EU could cause an exodus among the 1,260 EU staff working in Bristol’s hospitals, an MP has warned.<p>Darren Jones, MP for …

Brexit

Getting Ready for GDPR: Turning the Data Privacy Challenge into Business Value

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches and will reshape the way organizations …

Big Data

German banks prepare for hard Brexit, in 'advanced' stages of relocating from London

German banks are preparing for a so-called "hard Brexit" and the spoils of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union could be shared by other …

Brexit

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the latest annual data on antimicrobial resistance trends in 30 European Union …

Microbiology

FCA Issues Warning Regarding Cryptocurrency CFDs

Featured<p><b>The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning aimed at retail investors who may be considering or soliciting</b> …

Cryptocurrency

City watchdog to regulate 'addictive' binary trading after scammers net £60m

The Financial Conduct Authority is to police firms offering "binary options" following complaints of large losses by consumers and the prevalence of scams.<p>Binary options trading involves betting on what will happen to the price of a stock, commodity or other asset over a very short time period - in …

Finance

London is more at risk from a sudden drop in EU migration than any other city

London is most vulnerable to lower future net migration from the EU after Brexit, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report has found.<p>The capital has the …

Brexit

EU citizens keep immigration rights in UK, court rules

<b>EU citizens who become British do not lose the right to bring a foreign-born spouse to the UK, the European Court of Justice has ruled.</b><p>London's High Court asked the judges for clarification of how EU law applied to a case brought by an Algerian man living in the UK with his wife.<p>UK authorities were …

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