Rip up our red tape and we’ll cancel deals with you, Brussels warns Britain

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the efficiency minister, is set to publish a landmark Brexit Freedoms Bill next month which will set out plans to take advantage of leaving the bloc. He has that said scrapping unnecessary Brussels red tape will help boost the UK economy and tackle inflation by easing the burden on businesses and leading to … Read more

22 missing after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean Sea

A pregnant woman died and at least 22 other migrants are missing after their small rubber boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. Seventy-one survivors were rescued Monday as they struggled to survive in the water off the coasts of Italy and Malta, according to Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian group. “What we … Read more

Anthony Albanese says free trade negotiations with Europe to resume within months, after NATO sideline meeting

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says free trade negotiations with the European Union will resume in coming months, after securing a commitment from the President of the European Commission. Key points: Mr Albanese says European leaders are now much more willing to re-enter trade negotiations with Australia It comes after a breakdown in the relationship with … Read more

Welcome to Nicola Sturgeon’s nightmare vision for EU member Scotland which makes the NI Protocol look like child’s play

The new burdens are particularly heavy for smaller businesses, which would simply stop exporting to Scotland as some have already done to Northern Ireland. The Irish Sea border exists to carry out the checks which would be too inflammatory to conduct on the invisible frontier between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. But there is … Read more

An Oil Price Cap for Russia?

The US and Europe have been scrambling for ways to stop financing Vladimir Putin’s war machine without sending their economies into recession. The latest idea, advanced at the G-7 summit this week, is an oil price cap. This will work as well as most price-control gambits, which is to say it probably won’t. Despite Western … Read more

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland on Monday, the first step on what … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘very enthusiastic’ about Macron’s new club of European leaders, says France

But a member of the UK delegation told The Telegraph that the Prime Minister’s reaction was “not a meaningful endorsement” of the idea and “more like a deflection”, and that the pair had only chatted briefly about it at the end of their meeting. Mr Johnson is understood to have told Mr Macron he did … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more

EU warns of fossil fuel ‘backsliding’ as countries turn to coal | Fossil Fuels News

Ursula von der Leyen issues warning after several European Union members say they will use coal for power generation as an alternative to Russian gas. Brussels and NGOs have expressed concerns about several European Union countries, including Germany, reverting to using coal for power generation as the fallout from Russia’s war in Ukraine hits energy … Read more

Thousands rally in Georgia in support of EU membership bid | European Union News

Demonstration in Tbilisi comes days after the European Commission recommended deferring Georgia’s candidacy. Thousands of people in Tbilisi have turned out to demonstrate for a closer relationship with the European Union, days after the European Commission recommended deferring Georgia’s candidacy. Waving Georgian, Ukrainian, and EU flags, an estimated 60,000 demonstrators gathered outside the Georgian parliament … Read more