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Brussels pushes US to dilute rules on dual-nationality citizens unknowingly liable for American taxes
EU joins fight against US tax on 'accidental Americans'
#UStaxation #EuropeanUnion #HMRC #Europe #Politics #UKnews #USnews #Worldnews #Taxandspending
 
Most EU nationals living in the UK cannot vote – leaving many feeling like pawns in a political game

In a threadbare youth centre in Bradford, Vie Clerc, who got off a Eurostar from Paris 19 years ago with £50 in her pocket and never left, laments the irony. “It’s the first one I’ll actually be able to vote in,” she said. “Shame I’ve never felt less British.”

In a bright mezzanine office in Bristol, Denny Pencheva, who landed in 2013 from Bulgaria via Copenhagen and now teaches at the university, bemoans politicians “who use us to score their political points, but don’t actually have to consider us – because politically, we don’t count”.

The ordinary spaces of human interaction have become politicised, beyond belief

Everyone you meet now, you sort of calculate: leaver or remainer? Like, how will they react to me?

We’ve lived here so long, paid taxes, contributed, raised fine, English-speaking children whose future is here.

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Europe's Recurring Shame: From Bulgaria to Brussels


People & Power investigates the abuse of people with disabilities at EU-funded care homes across Eastern Europe.
Europe's Recurring Shame: From Bulgaria to Brussels
#HumanRights #Bulgaria #Europe #EuropeanUnion #Abuse
 

Britons head to polls in election dominated by Brexit


Polls open in snap election called by PM Johnson to end months of political impasse over the UK's bid to exit the EU.
Britons head to polls in election dominated by Brexit
#UKElection2019 #UnitedKingdom #Elections #BorisJohnson #JeremyCorbyn #ConservativeParty #LabourParty #Europe #EuropeanUnion
 
Media coalition wants guarantee of impartial investigation into murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is facing renewed pressure to quit immediately as EU leaders are urged to take a stand on the “desperate” situation in the country at a summit this week.

Muscat, who is under fire over his role in the investigation into the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, plans to attend a regular summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.
EU leaders 'should put pressure on Malta's PM to quit immediately'
#Malta #JosephMuscat #DaphneCaruanaGalizia #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews
 

UK braces for critical election called to break Brexit deadlock


Thursday's poll, the third vote in four years, will see 'unpopularity contest' between Johnson and Corbyn draw to close.
UK braces for critical election called to break Brexit deadlock
#UnitedKingdom #UKElection2019 #Brexit #BorisJohnson #JeremyCorbyn #ConservativeParty #LabourParty #Elections #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Away from public scrutiny, France is pushing Europe into prioritising increased arms spending over political alliances, says journalist Apostolis Fotiadis
Why are we letting the defence industry hijack the EU? | Apostolis Fotiadis
#Armstrade #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Europeancommission #Defencepolicy #Politics #France #Germany #AngelaMerkel
 
The bloc considers itself an international leader on the environment, but progress has been stunted
EU's soaring climate rhetoric not always matched by action
#EuropeanUnion #Environment #Climatechange #Science #Europe #Worldnews
 
Brussels sets goal to halve emissions by 2030 and become first climate-neutral continent by 2050
EU aims to stir global action with pledge on climate crisis
#Climatechange #Environment #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #UrsulavonderLeyen
 
Europe is awaiting the result of Thursday’s poll with trepidation, worried by what the consequences might be for the EU
Andrzej Krauze on European reaction to the UK election – cartoon
#Generalelection2019 #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #Worldnews
 
Study shows a third have lost jobs as travel firms fear new rules on Britons working abroad
Brexit hits UK ski and holiday staff overseas
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #Joblosses
 
Returning to Brussels has reminded me of how officials failed to take his pernicious myth-making seriously, writes the Guardian’s Europe editor Katherine Butler
I was in Brussels when Johnson peddled his original Euro lies – nobody’s laughing now | Katherine Butler
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Politics #BorisJohnson
 

EU's new chief diplomat urged to consider Palestine statehood


Josep Borrell should restart the debate over recognising Palestine's statehood, said Luxembourg's foreign minister.
EU's new chief diplomat urged to consider Palestine statehood
#Europe #EuropeanUnion #Palestine #Luxembourg
 
Prime minister said migrants from Europe have treated the UK like ‘their own’ country for too long

Campaigners for EU citizens have launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson over his claims that EU nationals who made the Britain their home have treated the UK like “their own” country for too long.

They say his remarks have moved some of their members to tears as they suggest the 3.4m who have settled in the UK have somehow abused freedom of movement laws.
Campaigners attack Boris Johnson for EU nationals remarks
#BorisJohnson #EuropeanUnion #Worldnews #Europe #Migration #UKnews #Brexit #Politics #Generalelection2019 #Foreignpolicy
 

Labour's 'red wall' creaks as loyal voters consider other parties


Brexit has transformed traditional electoral battle lines. Can the ruling Conservatives win over Labour heartlands?
Labour's 'red wall' creaks as loyal voters consider other parties
#UKElection2019 #UnitedKingdom #Elections #Brexit #LabourParty #JeremyCorbyn #ConservativeParty #BorisJohnson #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 

The UK votes on Thursday: What you should know in 500 words


The electorate is deeply divided as Britain braces for snap poll called to break political deadlock over Brexit.
The UK votes on Thursday: What you should know in 500 words
#UKElection2019 #UnitedKingdom #Brexit #Elections #BorisJohnson #ConservativeParty #JeremyCorbyn #LabourParty #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
As Britain braces itself for the Brexit endgame, leading poets – from Carol Ann Duffy to Andrew McMillan – take the pulse of our fragmenting world

From the collection Kin, Cinnamon Press, 2018
'Sometimes the world goes feral' – 11 odes to Europe
#Poetry #Brexit #Britishidentityandsociety #Europe #Culture #Books #Immigrationandasylum #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews
 
Arrangement to apply part of EU customs code to region is ‘major’ block to Brexit delivery

Northern Ireland customs arrangements may thwart Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU by December 2020, according to a document said to be leaked from civil servants in the Department for Exiting the EU.

In the document, seen by the Financial Times, staff raised concerns about the readiness of the new customs arrangement, calling the protocol to keep part of the EU customs code in Northern Ireland, a “major” obstacle to Brexit delivery.
Northern Ireland customs protocol could thwart Brexit plans
#NorthernIreland #UKnews #Brexit #Generalelection2019 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #BorisJohnson
 

Migrants in Bosnia refuse to move from camp near Croatian border


Bosnian authorities agree to dismantle camp but migrants, eager to reach the EU, are protesting against resettlement.
Migrants in Bosnia refuse to move from camp near Croatian border
#Bosnia #Migrants #Europe #EuropeanUnion
 
European commission surveys companies about agreements they have made to share data

The European commission is launching a new investigation into Google, examining the company’s data collection practices, according to a report from Reuters.

During the past week, the competition commission has sent out questionnaires to companies that work with Google asking them about the agreements they have made to share data with the search firm.
EU to investigate Google over data collection practices
#Google #Alphabet #Technology #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews #Privacy #Regulators
 
An initiative against tax havens has been voted down by states who cannot afford to lose the revenue such status brings
To drive out the tax avoiders, the EU must reimburse states that depend on them
#Taxhavens #Corporategovernance #Business #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #Ireland #Railfares #Railindustry #RMT
 
The Liberal Democrats have promised to keep the UK in the EU, while the Labour Party is promising a chance to vote again. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #EuropeanUnion #Brexit
 
Exclusive: Julian King reflects on his departure which marks the end of a chapter in the UK’s relationship with the EU

The cardboard boxes are packed and the photograph of the Queen is in bubble wrap. After a slight delay to Julian King’s scheduled departure day on 29 March, the 15th British commissioner to take a seat in the EU’s executive branch, and likely the last, will at midday on Friday walk out of the European commission’s Berlaymont headquarters in Brussels with his belongings under his arm – including a couple of EU-branded cushions given by an impish Jean-Claude Juncker.

The commission president had them delivered to King’s office after being unimpressed to learn of the union jack soft furnishings scattered on the Briton’s office sofa. “He is a good man,” King says fondly of Juncker. “I shall miss being hugged by my boss and even getting the occasional kiss.”
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World News Bot - 2019-11-28 18:34:51 GMT
12 EU states reject move to expose companies' tax avoidance https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/28/12-eu-states-reject-move-to-expose-companies-tax-avoidance #Taxandspending #EuropeanUnion #Taxavoidance #Technology #Worldnews #Facebook #Politics #Business #Ireland #Europe #Google #Apple
 
Companies could be forced to reveal profits made and taxes paid in each EU member state
EU ministers to vote on move to expose firms' tax avoidance
#Taxavoidance #EuropeanUnion #Business #Europe #Worldnews
 
President says parliament’s support is vote of confidence in her ‘agenda for change’

Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU as the world’s “trading superpower” will lead the fight against the “existential threat” from the climate crisis, and offered a waspish farewell to the Brexit party, as MEPs backed her new European commission to start work on 1 December.

The European parliament, sitting in Strasbourg, approved the new college of commissioners, headed by the EU executive’s first female president, by 461 votes to 157 with 89 abstentions on Wednesday, giving her a larger majority than her predecessor, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Von der Leyen pledges climate focus as MEPs back new commission
#UrsulavonderLeyen #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #Climatechange
 
The US and EU's contradictory policies on Kosovo could undermine the stability of the Western Balkans. #Kosovo #Europe #Serbia #DonaldTrump #EuropeanUnion
 
Carbon tax expected to raise price of Chinese goods in the European market, a move Beijing believes violates Paris deal. #China #ClimateChange #Environment #GlobalWarming #AsiaPacific #EuropeanUnion
 
Brief letters: Russian interference | Oven-ready deal | Athletes’ erections | End of the decade | Moths and lights
End of the decade is still over a year away | Brief letters
#Politics #Conservatives #Generalelection2019 #BorisJohnson #Russia #Brexit #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews #EuropeanUnion
 
Because Germany imports so little, other countries go into debt to pay for its exports, say Maximilian Krahe and David Adler
Germany is damaging the European economy. The answer? Raise German wages | Maximilian Krahe and David Adler
#Germany #Europe #Worldnews #Economics #Business #EuropeanUnion #ChristineLagarde
 
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