Showing posts with label Customs Union. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Customs Union. Show all posts

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blow for PM May as MPs back Britain staying in EU customs union

MPs back Britain staying in EU customs union
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered her biggest Brexit blow so far when MPs Thursday backed a call in the House of Commons for Britain to stay in a European customs union.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EU proposal to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union rejected by UK PM

Northern Ireland
The European Union's chief negotiator in the Brexit talks said Wednesday that Northern Ireland could stay in the customs union after the United Kingdom left the bloc, a move that would protect the Good Friday Agreement but provoked a backlash from the British Prime Minister, who said the proposal would undermine the country's integrity.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union to prevent hard border : EU

Northern Ireland
An internal EU paper has suggested that the avoidance of a hard border on the island of Ireland effectively requires Northern Ireland to remain in the single market and the customs union.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

UK needs post Brexit deals with Turkey, South Africa, not just EU: Ford

Britain needs to strike a trade deal with Turkey and South Africa as well as with the remainder of the European Union when the country leaves the bloc, Ford's Europe chief said Wednesday.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Russia will protect its market in case of EU association with Georgia and Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev demanded to take an urgent decision on protection of Russian market over Moldova’s association deal with the European Union, the Russian prime minister said at a meeting with the deputy prime ministers on Monday.

“With due account of the factor of time and Moldovan parliament’s ratification of this document (the Association Agreement) and further ratification by EU parliament we should take a decision to this effect as quickly as possible,” the prime minister noted.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Russia, Armenia strategic partners (Lavrov)

“Now we intend to discuss many bilateral, regional and international issues. 

The priority is that we’ll discuss the agreements, reached by our presidents,” he says...

Russia and Armenia are strategic allies in many fields, including within integration processes on the Eurasian space, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scotland may be invited to join the Customs Union - Vladimir Putin. -Turkey has expressed official interest in starting such negotiations

In a recent interview, Vladimir Putin was asked about his view on the Scottish independence referendum and the future of Scotland outside the UK. The Russian President admitted that he doesn't rule out the possibility of inviting independent Scotland to join the Customs Union, an economic integration project supported by Moscow.
According to an official transcript published by the Kremlin, Putin had the following exchange with the BBC correspondent:

Question: In the United Kingdom, we are facing a referendum this year, where the Scots are going to vote on whether to leave the UK. I know there is a lot of movement around the world for historic old countries to leave other countries, a secessionist mood if you like. I just wonder what message you might have for David Cameron in this very big year for Britain.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Senior Duma deputy warns Ukraine of ‘semicolonial dependence’ behind EU deal. -Moscow would have to protect its markets in case Ukraine enters an association agreement with the EU.-Vladimir Putin .

Signing an association agreement with the European Union would deprive Ukraine of the opportunity to cooperate with the Russia-led economic bloc Customs Union, said the head of the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee.
This agreement is naturally contradicting the perspective of Ukraine’s participation in the Customs Union because there are paragraphs in the association agreement that practically rule out the possibility for Ukraine to cooperate with the Customs Union member countries,” Aleksey Pushkov said at the Friday session of the Russian Lower House.
The Customs Union is a free trade organization started in 2010. It currently Unites Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, but there are plans to include more countries that once were parts of the former Soviet Union.

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