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It’s not just climate change, it’s a climate crisis, warns EU Commission deputy

2020-03-06 07:00

European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said all world leaders would need to expedite their march to cleaner and renewable energy within the decade, before climate change irreversibly disrupts the livelihoods of the human population.

Brexit? New referendum? What's at stake in UK vote

2019-12-09 16:50

Britain is voting in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit.

Merkel has made a u-turn on China but it may be too late

2019-09-09 21:57

Since former deputy foreign minister for Germany, Wolfgang Ischinger's time in office at the turn of the century, Germany's view of China has been turned upside down.

Johnson's Parliament suspension sparks backlash

2019-08-28 22:15

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move sets up a showdown with lawmakers who want to block him from taking the UK out of the European Union without a deal. The pound fell.

EU rejects Johnson's bid to reopen divorce deal

2019-07-25 19:59

The European Union rejected Boris Johnson’s demand that the Irish border backstop should be scrapped after the United Kingdom prime minister stressed his "absolute commitment" to leaving the bloc in October.

How Brexit will affect South African drivers in the EU

2019-04-10 10:41

Despite the decision to leave the European Union (EU) in 2016, the deadline by which this was supposed to happen has come and gone without the exit actually taking place.

Brexit: Removing Theresa May won't help - Hammond

2019-03-24 14:41

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says ousting Theresa May won’t help the UK.

Pound wobbles after May's Brexit deal is rejected again

2019-03-12 22:15

Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal was defeated by 391 votes to 242. That was less than the record 230-vote margin she suffered in January, but still a resounding repudiation of two years of painstaking work. The pound held onto earlier losses.

Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe

2019-01-11 21:02

Poland has arrested a Huawei employee and a former Polish security agent and accused them of spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo said on Friday.

OPINION: Europe’s still not ready to mend the Monetary Union

2018-12-10 07:33

Europe’s finance ministers have just approved a package of reforms to strengthen the monetary union. Their plan falls far short of what’s needed, writes the Bloomberg View editorial board.


Britain eyes piecemeal post-Brexit deal with EU

2020-01-08 21:55

Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered the message to Ursula von der Leyen in their first meeting in her capacity as European Commission president -- and with Britain's formal departure just three weeks away.

Johnson urges MPs to end exhausting exit process

2019-10-18 20:37

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking to MPs as he tries to build a majority in Parliament for the Brexit agreement he reached with the European Union on Thursday.

UK and EU to step up Brexit talks as Parliament showdown looms

2019-09-01 13:24

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit team will meet with European Union officials at least twice a week in September as he seeks to break the current impasse and ward off a rebellion in his own party against a no-deal divorce.

Black-owned wines, spirits to get an EU boost

2019-08-21 16:35

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni on Tuesday submitted an agreement to Parliament between SA and the European Commission, for the latter to provide €10m towards a "support programme for the transformation of the wines and spirits sector in South Africa".

The European Union: 60 years of twists and turns

2019-05-26 07:15

From economic union via the euro to a migration crisis and Brexit, here is a look at 60 years of ups and downs in the European Union.

May plans to step down once Brexit divorce deal is agreed to

2019-03-27 21:17

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced a plan to step down in meeting of influential 1922 Committee of Tory MPs May’s aiming for a vote on her deal this week, with Friday the likeliest day.

Parliament votes against no-deal Brexit as May suggests delay

2019-03-13 22:29

The House of Commons voted 321 to 278 to reject leaving the EU with no deal and is now expected to seek to delay Brexit in the hope of securing a better deal, which markets would welcome.

European stocks dip at open

2019-01-21 11:37

European stocks eased at the open Monday, with traders awaiting the UK government's Brexit 'Plan B'.

SA to feel the blow in 'no-deal' Brexit, economist warns

2018-12-12 08:25

Economist Raymond Parsons has said if the UK 'crashed out' of the EU’s trade arrangements, it would adopt the World Trade Organisation's external tariff and customs requirements - with the ripple effects hitting SA hard.

Land issue is a festering sore - Ramaphosa

2018-11-14 14:53

“We need to address this issue because if we don’t address it, this stability that we have ... as a country could be in danger," Ramaphosa said in Strasbourg during a joint media briefing with Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament.

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