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Varadkar: EU unclear on UK Brexit negotiation position.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said European Union leaders are finding it hard to understand the UK's position on Brexit due to mixed messages from the country.

- RTE - IE

Ireland records second lowest Eurozone inflation in past year.

This is in sharp contrast to the UK, where annual inflation is almost at 3% now.'

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Britain eyes tighter rules over foreign acquisitions.

BRITAIN wants more say over deals in its military and technology sectors, as the government tries to prevent homegrown companies in sensitive industries from falling into foreign hands. The proposals, announced yesterday as part of a broader consultation on potential changes to takeover rules, mark a shift for a country ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

For Theresa May, the Brexit News Only Gets Worse.

Things have gotten so bad that European Union officials are considering offering positive tidbits, if only to help her fend off cabinet hard-liners.

- New York Times - US

Sorry, but Mifid II is definitely coming into force in January.

The EU's financial services chief has today ruled out any further delay to an apprehensively awaited array of securities market reforms. The new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive , due to come into force in January, has already been postponed for 12 months and the European Commission had left open the possibility ...

- City AM - UK

Sri Lanka cricketing legends join Education Minister & EU to speak on the problem of violence against women.

Oct 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara today joined the Minister of Education and the European Union to speak up on the problem of violence against women.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

May to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner.

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS - Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain's future trading position up in the air.

- Reuters - US

May, Juncker call for faster Brexit talks.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up Video provided by Reuters         

- USA TODAY - US

Digital rights groups speak out against EU plan to scan online content.

For the past few years, the European Union has been developing reforms that would turn Europe into a Digital Single Market. Under such a structure, anyone in Europe would be able to buy goods and services online from any of the EU member states, not...

- Engadget - US

UBS just asked its London-based investment bankers whether they'd prefer to move to Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt.

Thomson ReutersLONDON/ZURICH - Swiss bank UBS asked staff whether they would prefer to relocate to Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt after Britain leaves the European Union in a survey sent to its investment bankers on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the matter. Financial service firms need a regulated subsidiary ...

- Business Insider - US

UK says reaching limit of first stage of Brexit talks.

Britain and the European Union are "reaching the limits of what we can achieve" in divorce talks and should move on to the next stage of negotiations, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Malta: Europe reels from murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta's most prominent investigative journalist has been killed in a car bombing, sending shockwaves across the European Union. Press groups have described the murder as a "dark day for Maltese democracy."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Britain has no plans to walk away from Brexit talks - Davis says

LONDON - British negotiators have no plans to walk away from Brexit talks with the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, after some lawmakers suggested the talks should end if there is no progress at a summit later this week. 'There are no plans to get up and walk away,' Davis told parliament.

- Yahoo! News - US

Media mogul seen leading in Czech election despite scandals

Elections in the Czech Republic this weekend are expected to leave the European Union with yet another euroskeptic government in Central Europe.

- FOX News - US

Turkish president asks EU to clarify if country is wanted as a member

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

EU to continue dialogue with Ukraine on possible violations of minority rights based on Venice Commission's opinion

Brussels will continue the dialogue with Kyiv on possible violations of minority rights with Ukraine’s new law on education based on the opinion of the Venice Commission due to be issued in December High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told reporters ...

- UNIAN - UA

EU to keep 'Dieselgate' letter secret

The European Commission has denied a request by EUobserver to publish the letter it sent to Volkswagen about its repairs of diesel cars equipped with cheating software. EU citizens normally have the right to access documents, but the secretary-general of the commission said an exception was made because the letter is "part ...

- EU Observer - EU

September 2017 - Annual inflation stable at 1.5% in the euro area - Up to 1.8% in the EU

European Commission - EUROSTAT September 2017 - September 2017 - Brussels, 17 October 2017 Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in September 2017, stable compared with August 2017. In September 2016 the rate was 0.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in September 2017, up from 1.7% in August 2017.

- EU - EU

Daily News 17 / 10 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 17 October 2017 EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan Today, the European Commission will disburse a €100 million loan to Jordan under the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance programme.

- EU - EU

EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union , has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance programme.

- EU - EU

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger of Celanese's and Blackstone's acetate tow activities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed creation of an acetate flake and acetate tow joint venture by Celanese and Blackstone under the EU Merger Regulation.

- EU - EU

President Abdul Hamid hopes EU will keep Myanmar under pressure on Rohingya issue

The European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh, says President Abdul Hamid.

- BDNews24 - BD

India imposes anti-dumping duty on flat steel imports from China, EU

NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday said it had imposed an anti-dumping duty on the import of some flat steel products from China and the European Union for five years to curb the influx of cheaper imports and help local producers. The government said in a statement the anti-dumping duty, which is valid for 5 years, is effective ...

- Sify - IN

India imposes anti-dumping duty on flat steel imports from China, EU

NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday said it had imposed an anti-dumping duty on the import of some flat steel products from China and the European Union for five years to curb the influx of cheaper imports and help local producers.

- Reuters - US

In Czech Election, a New Threat to European Unity

With a populist media tycoon likely to become prime minister, the results may determine if an East-West fissure in the European Union becomes a chasm.

- New York Times - US

The only thing standing in between tech juggernauts and a $1 trillion valuation

Business InsiderScott Galloway, a marketing professor at NYU and author of the new book "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google," talks about those four companies. He says the only thing standing between them and $1 trillion valuations is government intervention. He thinks that the most likely ...

- Business Insider - US

Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders on Tuesday to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.

- Stars and Stripes - US

EU Brexit chief urges Britain to keep up the momentum

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the British government must keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to move into a new phase in December.

- FOX News - US

EU: 1 million refugees in Turkey receive cash assistance

Officials say a European Union-funded project that provides cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey has reached 1 million beneficiaries a year after its launch.

- FOX News - US

Britain reports hate crimes spike after Brexit vote, attacks

U.K. authorities say hate crimes spiked after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and following several extremist attacks this year, raising concerns about a backlash against Muslims, immigrants and others groups.

- FOX News - US

May and Juncker agree "Brexit negotiations should accelerate", but differences remain

Brexit negotiations should "accelerate over the months to come," says a joint statement from the UK prime minister and the president of the EU Commission. Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker met in Brussels on Monday for a dinner they called "constructive and friendly".

- MercoPress - FK

British inflation at 5-1/2-year high in September, rate hike on track

LONDON: British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. Consumer prices last month were 3.0 percent higher than a year ago, the Office for National Statistics said, ...

- Sify - IN

UK says final Brexit bill can only be calculated once all issues settled

LONDON - The final figure Britain must pay when it leaves the European Union can only be set when all issues relating to the country's departure have been agreed, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. "We have been absolutely clear that we can only resolve the financial implications of the UK's ...

- Sify - IN

'Germany is Sweden's most important EU ally post-Brexit'

OPINION: As Britain leaves the European Union, Sweden must turn its gaze towards Germany, writes communications expert Magnus Ehrenberg.

- The Local - SE

UK hate crimes surge on Brexit and militant attacks

LONDON: Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, with the vote to leave the European Union a significant factor.

- BangkokPost - TH

No sign of Brexit speed-up after May-Juncker dinner

Hugs and kisses but no sign of "acceleration" in Brexit talks after British leader met the EU Commission chief in Brussels.

- EU Observer - EU

Poland denies wrongdoing over forest logging

Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko has said the European Commission's complaint against logging in Poland's Bialowierza forest was unsubstantiated and that the terms of the EU's Natura 2000 conservation programme were unclear. "These are not primeval forests, untouched by the hand of man," he told press in Luxembourg ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU Commission condemns Maltese journalist's murder

The European Commission condemned in the "strongest terms possible" the murder of a Maltese investigative journalist by a car bomb, a spokesman said Tuesday. "We are horrified that the well-known and respected Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia lost her life yesterday in what was seemingly a targeted attack," he ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU tells Ankara to stay calm, respect UN framework for Cyprus

The European Commission backs a Cyprus settlement process under the auspices of the United Nations and calls on Turkey to refrain from creating any source of friction that could damage neighbourly relations, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV.com.

- EurActive - UK

Estonian minister: 'Nobody is objecting' to CO2 limit on power plant subsidies

The European Commission's proposal for a CO2 limit on power plant subsidies is supported by the Council of Ministers, insists Ando Leppiman. But now the issue is more how it can be managed, he told EURACTIV.sk.

- EurActive - UK

May and Juncker agree to 'accelerate' stalled Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said they agreed after talks Monday to "accelerate" efforts for a Brexit deal ahead of a decisive EU summit this week.

- EurActive - UK

EU car sales down on sharp drop in Britain

New registrations of cars in the European Union have gone down markedly in recent weeks. Fresh figures show that particularly the UK auto market is going through a rough patch amid Brexit-related uncertainties.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

You Brexit, You Buy It

Freddy Gray Politics, Europe However much both sides want to behave like grown-ups, the arguments over withdrawal soon turn into squabbles. On March 28, the day before Brexit officially began, a very British row broke out—about legs. It was about women's legs, to be more precise. Just hours before Theresa May invoked ...

- The National Interest - US

May Fails to Unblock Brexit Deadlock at Brussels Dinner

British Prime Minister Theresa May was unsuccessful in bridging differences with top European Union officials over financial issues and the timing of free trade talks.

- Wall Street Journal - US

UNIAN: Brussels to continue dialogue with Ukraine on possible violations of minority rights

Brussels will continue the dialogue with Kyiv on possible violations of minority rights with Ukraine’s new law on education based on the opinion of the Venice Commission due to be issued in December High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told reporters ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

New privacy rules tilted to industry, says NGO

The European Commission's reform of the e-privacy regulation to ensure confidentiality of online messages against industry interest has now swayed in favour of big tech firms, says NGO.

- EU Observer - EU

1 million refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with...

- EU - EU

Brussels to continue dialogue with Ukraine on possible violations of minority rights based on Venice Commission's opinion

Brussels will continue the dialogue with Kyiv on possible violations of minority rights with Ukraine’s new law on education based on the opinion of the Venice Commission due to be issued in December High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told reporters ...

- UNIAN - UA

EU Imposes Oil Embargo On North Korea In Symbolic Gesture

The European Union banned the sale of oil and oil products to North Korea.

- Rigzone.com - US

EU Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

The European Union has imposed new sanctions on North Korea aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear and ballistic weapons program. EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a total ban on EU investment in the communist country, a measure that goes beyond the latest U.N. sanctions. They also banned the sale of oil and ...

- Voice of America - US

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