The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union, clearing the last hurdle towards full ratification of the accord. EU lawmakers backed the trade and cooperation agreement by 660 votes to five, with 32 abstentions,
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series — EU agrees to be carbon neutral by 2050 on eve of US-led climate summit
The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on the targets on the eve of a virtual summit that U.S. President Joe Biden will host.
SVE NEWS & CNBC Sharing Series — With Biden in the White House, EU officials are pushing hard for a new data-sharing pact with the U.S.
Officials from the EU and U.S. are “intensifying negotiations” on a new pact for transatlantic data transfers, trying to solve the messy issue of personal information that is transferred between the two regions. The agreement, whenever it is reached, will
SVE NEWS & Reuters Sharing Series — Britain must act jointly with EU on Northern Ireland – EU’s Sefcovic
The European Union will continue its legal action against Britain over the latter’s unilateral action in Northern Ireland and said only jointly agreed solutions to trading issues were acceptable. European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic hosted British negotiator David Frost
Trade between the UK and EU partially recovered in February, after a steep drop in January following Brexit. Official figures show exports to the EU jumped 46.6%, although that followed January’s 42% slump as firms struggled with new trade rules.
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series – UK and EU reach agreement on post-Brexit financial services regulation
Three months after Britain exited the EU, London on Friday reached a cooperation agreement on financial services with Brussels but despite this first step rivalries between the two sides remain. voluntary regulatory cooperation” and establish a regulatory forum which will
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series – EU leaders to discuss relations with Turkey during video summit
European Union leaders will on Thursday consider diplomatic and economic incentives to encourage strategic southeastern neighbour Turkey to continue improving often fraught ties with the EU and promote stability. Relations with Ankara are on the table at a video summit
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series – US, EU agree to reboot bilateral talks on China, address Russia challenge
The United States and the European Union have agreed to relaunch a bilateral dialogue on China and work together to address Russia’s “challenging behavior,” according to a joint statement on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the EU high representative
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series – On crest of third wave, EU threatens ban on Covid-19 vaccine exports to UK
The European Union threatened on Wednesday to ban exports of COVID-19 vaccines to Britain to safeguard scarce doses for its own citizens facing a third wave of the pandemic that would jeopardise plans to restart travel this summer. With the
SVE NEWS & France 24 Sharing Series – EU to take legal action against UK over breach of Brexit obligations
The divorce between the U.K. and the EU is turning nastier by the day. The European Union said Monday it is starting legal action against the United Kingdom, arguing the former member does not respect the conditions of the Brexit withdrawal