The European Parliament’s UK trade coordinator says the EU is concerned about slow progress in trade negotiations, as a result of Covid-19.
David McAllister, a German MEP, said there were still “major points of divergence” between the UK and EU on a number of issues, including fisheries and policing.
The UK left the EU on January 31 and is in a transition period until December 31, by when it intends to have reached a comprehensive trade agreement with Brussels.
Boris Johnson has insisted his government will not seek an extension to the transition period, despite the impact of Covid-19 on civil servants’ and ministers’ ability to meet their European counterparts.
Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a German Green party deputy who was born in Mali, told the European Parliament on Wednesday that she was a victim of "extremely traumatic" police violence outside a Brussels railway station. Olivia Chan reports.
The official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava informed that 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. Anurag Srivastava said, "The 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. It will be co-chaired by Prime Minister, President of European Council and President of European Commission. The summit will review India-EU cooperation, also expected to discuss developments around COVID."
EU consumers should be able to sue Volkswagen in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday. Ciara Lee reports
The Prime Minister has urged people to wear face coverings in confined places when meeting others they do not normally come into contact with. He added that people should start returning to work when they can.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments on care homes.Sir Keir said: “On Monday, when asked why care home deaths had been so high the Prime Minister said, and I quote, ‘too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have’.“That has caused huge offence to frontline care workers. It has now been 48 hours. Will the Prime Minister apologise to care workers?”Mr Johnson replied: “The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened or for any of them to think that I was blaming them because they’ve worked hard, incredibly hard, throughout this crisis, looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our country and doing an outstanding job.”“And as he knows, tragically, 257 of them have lost their lives.“And when it comes to taking blame, I take full responsibility for what has happened.”
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson evaded questions from Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer over reports that free parking for hospital staff will soon end. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has said he takes full responsibility for care home failures throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister’s comments come after opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer urged him to apologise for blaming care staff for failures. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
As police officials are working on frontline to aid country in coronavirus fight, there is an immense need of fitness. To ensure self-safety and good health, cops are strictly following fitness routine including cycling, exercising. Speaking on the importance of exercise, Ludhiana DCP headquarters, Akhil Choudhary said, "Physical activity camps are being organised timely to help police run smooth duties amid COVID crisis."
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath launched 'Jansankhya Sthirata Pakhwada' on July 11. The scheme was launched on the occasion of World Population Day. The Chief Minister also started new block level labs for COVID-19 tests in the state.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Shaktikanta Das joined virtual 7th SBI Banking and Economics Conclave on July 11. He said that COVID-19 is the worst health and economic crisis in last 100 years. "COVID19 is the worst health and economic crisis in last 100 years with unprecedented negative consequences for output, jobs and well being. It dented the existing world order, global value chains, labour and capital movements across globe," said RBI Governor.
India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 8 lakh mark with 519 deaths and highest single-day spike of 27,114 cases in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,20,916 including 2,83,407 active cases, 5,15,386 cured/discharged/migrated 22,123 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. 1,13,07,002 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 10th July, of these 2,82,511 samples were tested yesterday.
Amazon's global ecommerce sales will reach $416.48 billion in 2020, according to Business Insiders latest latest estimates. Consumers are relying more heavily on e-commerce due to COVID-19. The new figure is about $12 billion more than our pre-pandemic estimates. Most of Amazon's sales come from the US. However, the pandemic has also fueled growth in Germany, the UK and Japan.
The European Commission confirmed that EU and UK negotiators resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with both sides insisting that the process must accelerate if they are to..
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