- 2019-12-11 04:00:00Z
(Bloomberg) -- Here's something European officials are loathe toadmit in public: They would quite like Boris Johnson to triumph in U.K. elections.Despite personal and political differences, and a lingering lack of trust, those close to EU chiefs privately acknowledge that a strong Johnson victory on Dec. 12 will mean the U.K.'s long-drawn-out departure from the European Union will finally happen, according to more than half a dozen EU officials speaking on condition of anonymity because the issue is delicate."Get Brexit Done" is the Conservative leader's campaign slogan and after almost four years of agonizing negotiations, there is also a collective desire across the Channel to turn the...
- 2019-12-10 15:48:12Z
Some European city mayors whose national governments are in conflict with Brussels could seek ways to access European Union funds directly, the mayor of Poland's capital Warsaw said on Tuesday. Rafal Trzaskowski said EU funding was one area in which he and counterparts from Czech capital Prague, Slovakia's capital Bratislava and Hungarian capital Budapest would pledge to cooperate at a meeting on Monday. "In Budapest we will sign an agreement on cooperation regarding climate change, money, and common projects," Trzaskowski told reporters.
- 2019-12-10 14:06:11Z
The United States and Saudi Arabia are among major polluters showing "hardly any signs" of reducing their greenhouse gas production, a global assessment of countries' emissions trajectories said Tuesday at United Nations climate talks. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) measures the emissions, renewable energy share and climate policies of 57 countries and the European Union. It found the US ranks last, followed by Saudi Arabia and Australia, although several countries did report falls in emissions last year, largely due to an industry-wide fade out of coal.
- 2019-12-09 17:22:45Z
European Union foreign ministers will discuss next month whether the 28-nation bloc should modify its Middle East policy amid growing concern that Israeli settlement activity and U.S. diplomatic moves are undermining hopes for a two-state solution. "If we want a two-state solution we need to help and encourage both parties to enter into a serious and credible negotiation, and this is not the case" at the moment, new EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters Monday after chairing talks between the ministers. Borrell said the ministers "will deeply discuss the situation in the Middle East" when they meet again in Brussels on Jan. 20.
- 2019-12-09 12:25:21Z
(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.John McDonnell said he would quickly get to work delivering the Labour Party's redistributive agenda if he becomes chancellor of the exchequer after Thursday's election, and played down warnings of capital flight if his party wins.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his Conservatives are putting their message across in "every seat" as he goes into the final days of the U.K.'s general election campaign. Polls show the Tories on course to win a majority, which would mean Parliament voting to leave the European Union by Jan. 31.But in the 2017 election, those polls were wrong, and the opposition...
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