Europa e economia
Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

LONDON  – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party. Nearly three years since Britain voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, May is trying one last time to get her divorce deal approved by the British parliament before her crisis-riven premiership ends. May… (Continua a leggere)

EU commissioner says agriculture not on agenda for U.S. talks

TOKYO  – The European Union intends to keep agriculture off the agenda in its trade talks with the United States and continues to support rules-based, open and predictable international commerce, the EU’s agriculture commissioner said on Friday. A free trade agreement between the European Union and Japan is the “benchmark and ceiling” for the EU’s negotiations with the United States for a trade pact, Phil Hogan said. Hogan, a former Irish government minister, also urged the United States to reverse… (Continua a leggere)

Euro-Area Economy Grows More Than Forecast as Spain Outperforms

Economic growth in the euro area strengthened more than expected in the first quarter, buoyed by resilience in France and Spain. Gross domestic product increased 0.4 percent in the three months through March, Eurostat said on Tuesday. That’s the fastest in three quarters. Activity in the 19-nation currency bloc was helped by strong investment in Spain and buoyant consumer spending in France. While the region’s growth rate was below the average of the past five years, it marks the second… (Continua a leggere)

Brexit, boom del «made in Italy» nel Regno Unito

Theresa May e Jeremy Corbin hanno già staccato un primo assegno, che per l’Italia vale 352 milioni di euro. L’obiettivo non è certamente questo ma in attesa di capire dove mai si troverà il punto di sintesi per l’uscita della Gran Bretagna dall’Unione europea il primo effetto è un balzo in avanti delle nostre esportazioni, che a febbraio scattano in avanti di quasi il 20 per cento. L’ipotesi di una hard-brexit, un’uscita disordinata resa inevitabile dall’incapacità della premier britannica di… (Continua a leggere)

Brexit: UK businesses at most gloomy since referendum – Deloitte

Eight out of 10 finance leaders expect long-term environment to be worse. British businesses are the most gloomy they have been about Brexit since the 2016 referendum, with eight out of 10 finance leaders expecting the long-term business environment to be worse as a result of the UK leaving the EU. The accountancy group Deloitte has warned that worries over the long-term impact of Brexit are mounting, with more than half of finance bosses expecting to rein in recruitment and spending. Deloitte’s latest… (Continua a leggere)

'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says EU's Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British leaders who sold Brexit with no plan for how to deliver it deserve a “special place in hell”, the EU’s Donald Tusk said, revealing frustration in Brussels and sparking fury among anti-EU campaigners. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the Polish European Council president said: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.” Tusk, who hosts… (Continua a leggere)

Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit

PARIS  –  Britain’s Rolls-Royce has effectively moved the home for its best-known jet engine designs to Germany to avoid regulatory delays or sales disruption after Britain’s European Union exit. Rolls, one of the biggest names in British industry, said relocating the design approval process was a purely technical move and would not involve transferring jobs. The move is the latest example of rebasing some activities to ensure smooth operations in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit when Britain is… (Continua a leggere)

Major Supermarkets Warn No-Deal Brexit Will Lead To Empty Shelves

Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Co-op and Morrison’s have signed a letter of warning, as well as Pret, KFC and McDonald’s. The country’s largest food outlets and supermarkets have written to MPs to warn them that a no-deal Brexit could result in empty shelves. The stark warning said that crashing out of the EU without a deal would cause “significant disruption” to millions of UK consumers. Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Marks & Spencer’s, Co-op, Waitrose and Morrison’s are among the signatories of the letter, as… (Continua a leggere)

Experts Warn Macedonian Businesses to Register Trademarks Now

Athanasios Saropoulos, the president of the Central Macedonian branch of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece, warned on Wednesday that regional agri-food businesses should register their trademarks prior to the ratification of the Prespa Agreement by Greece. Saropoulos said during a press conference that businesses risk finding themselves in a dire situation due to the provisions of Prespa Agreement regarding trademarks and businesses in the northern Greek region of Macedonia. “Unfortunately, the recorded number of those who have begun the procedure to register their… (Continua a leggere)

Italy Building Anti-EU Axis

” A journey that will continue in the coming months for a different Europe, for a change of the European Commission, of European policies, which puts at the center the right to life, work, health, safety, all that the European elites, financed by [billionaire Hungarian philanthropist George] Soros and represented by Macron, deny….” — Matteo Salvini, Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior. “Both President Macron and Mrs. Merkel have expressed frustration at the rise of populism and… (Continua a leggere)