Challenging the Frontiers of African Integration: The Dynamics of Policies, Politics and Transformation in The East African Community 04/06/2022
The basic premise of this book is that regional integration in Africa offers great promise in addressing endemic poverty and in advancing Africa’s integration in the global economy.
This week the novelist received the Olof Palme prize for achievement in the spirit of the assassinated Swedish statesman. He reflects on how a lack of leadership today has allowed us to ‘sleepwalk’ into Brexit.
Britain’s financial services sector should be ready for a no-deal Brexit when a transition period with Brussels expires in December, a senior European Union official said on Wednesday.
Brexit talks latest: Boris Johnson could still walk away from trade negotiations, EU warned 27/05/2020
Britain’s chief negotiator, Sir David Frost, told a select committee hearing a decision will be made at 'leader level' next month.
Government refusing to sign up to Brexit safeguards so it can change Human Rights Act, Gove admits 27/05/2020
Brussels wants UK to commit to human rights in writing as condition of trade deal.
'They betrayed us and lied to us' - Lincolnshire farmer blasts Conservative government after vote 24/05/2020
He says farmers were made false promises by MP's before the election.
EU nationals at risk of being denied UK citizenship after home office creates shock new tests 24/05/2020
Further evidence will be demanded that EU nationals have been living in the UK legally – even after settled status awarded.
UK set to lose access to Schengen Information System that police across continent use to stop criminals.
Despite the best efforts of a cross-party coalition of MPs to stop the ‘shutdown’, Wednesday marked the end of the successful Virtual Parliament proceedings in the Commons.
'Since the UK government is bullish about surviving no trade deal with the EU shall we just look at how that might affect a few industries?' [thread] - David Henig 21/05/2020
The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics.
As part of a new strategy to protect nature in the European Union, three billion new trees will be planted across the 27 member states.
Local emergency services face being ‘burnt out’ by no-deal Brexit planning, a leaked government report has found.
Leaked report warns local disaster planning already exhausted by coronavirus crisis
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
Post-Brexit trade deal: UK sets up Brexit clash with EU over plans for light-touch checks on goods going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland 20/05/2020
The Government said that all checks would be carried out by British officials with no role for the EU's authorities.
'UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny' - Michael Dougan 20/05/2020
UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny. No doubt the Commission will soon oblige! Below = some first thoughts from me (moving from the general to the specific) pending more critical reading & cross-checking ...
British trade experts have warned that the UK’s demands for a “Canada-style” Brexit trade deal with the EU are ‘unrealistic’.
Downing Street was accused of muzzling the crucial Liaison Committee after putting key Vote Leave figure Bernard Jenkin up as the only candidate to lead it.
Michel Barnier says UK has no ‘automatic entitlement’ to EU membership benefits as trade talks sour 20/05/2020
EU chief negotiator blasts back at UK counterpart's letter.
Michael Gove has insisted that there will be no ‘new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland after Brexit before claiming there would be ‘some expansion of existing infrastructure’, sparking accusations of “double speak” from one Lib Dem MP.