EU adopts tax haven blacklist, British territories spared

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Dec 5 : European Union finance ministers adopted a blacklist of 17 jurisdictions deemed as tax havens on Tuesday, in an unprecedented step to counter worldwide tax avoidance, although they did not agree on financial levies for the listed countries. To discourage the use of shell structures abroad – which in […]

Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, Nov 23 : When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December. European Union officials and diplomats from the other […]

title=”UPDATE 1-UK government averts Brexit rebellion, giving ground on EU rights plan” data-text=”UPDATE 1-UK government averts Brexit rebellion, giving ground on EU rights plan” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>UK government averts Brexit rebellion, giving ground on EU rights plan

By William James LONDON, Nov 21 : British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government averted a rebellion in parliament on Tuesday over plans to ditch the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, promising to review its approach and make changes if needed. Parliament is debating legislation which will enact Britain’s exit from the EU in March […]

Amsterdam, Paris win post-Brexit EU agencies in lucky dip thrillers

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, Nov 20 : Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host the two EU agencies that must leave London on Brexit after a dramatic ministerial meeting in Brussels that left both result decided by drawing lots after votes were tied. The European Medicines Authority (EMA), a key player […]

Most EU firms plan retreat from UK suppliers – CIPS

By Andy Bruce LONDON, Nov 6 : Most European businesses plan to cut back orders from British suppliers because of the slow progress of Brexit talks, a survey of company managers showed on Monday. Sixty-three percent of non-British European companies expect to move some of their supply chain out of Britain, up from 44 percent […]