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Brexit Boost As Nissan Backs Britain Over Europe

Seven months ago, Nissan wasn’t feeling too bullish about Brexit. If Britain crashed out of Europe without an agreement, the car giant’s entire operation would “be in jeopardy”, regional bosses warned.  Today, despite the enduring threat of no-deal, they’re sounding an awful lot less downbeat. Nissan’s Sunderland plant in northeast…
bubmag
May 31, 2020
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Take Five: Hong Kong takes center stage

LONDON (Reuters) - 1/ TESTY RELATIONS Pedestrians wearing face masks walk near an overpass with an electronic board showing stock information, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly SongChina just concluded its closed-door annual meeting of parliament, the…
bubmag
May 29, 2020
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UK’s Frost: EU has a lot on its plate right now

The European Union has a lot on its plate right now and it's important they keep enough focus on Brexit negotiations and do not relegate them,  the UK's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost said on Wednesday. Additional takeaways "Member states decided in their wisdom that the common fisheries policy should apply…
bubmag
May 27, 2020
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Populist paradox: Brexit ‘led to better perception of immigrants’

London, United Kingdom - There is a dominant narrative in the UK, certainly in liberal media circles and on the losing side of the 2016 European Union withdrawal referendum, that small-minded xenophobia was a major driving force behind Brexit. Anti-immigration themes were prevalent during the campaign, and parts of the…
bubmag
May 26, 2020
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Under-Resourced Data Protection Authorities Fail To Enforce GDPR

Getty Poor funding of national data protection authorities across Europe leaves large companies able to circumvent the rules, a new report has warned. On the second anniversary of the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), warns campaign group Access Now, Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are failing to enforce the rules…
bubmag
May 26, 2020
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Soros: Coronavirus damage to last ‘longer than most people think’

Billionaire financier George Soros has said the European Union could break apart in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic unless the bloc issued perpetual bonds to help weak members such as Italy. The novel coronavirus, which emerged in China last year, has stalled swaths of the global economy while governments have…
bubmag
May 22, 2020
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‘It’s up to us’: how Merkel and Macron revived EU solidarity

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It took a courtroom of scarlet-robed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German chancellor: propose huge cash handouts to the European Union’s weaker economies. Merkel was already worried about the future of the Union after the coronavirus…
bubmag
May 20, 2020