UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) deploys to Sierra Leone

The UK-PHRST is deploying to Sierra Leone to help reduce the risk of a disease outbreak following the deadly landslides in Freetown. Following natural disasters, outbreaks of water borne diseases such as cholera can occur, particularly where there is a lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Given the scale of the disaster in Freetown, … Read more

New emergency UK aid for Sierra Leone landslide victims

UK steps up support to provide clean water, food and medicines to assist communities worst affected. The UK is stepping up with new emergency support that will provide clean water, food and medicines to assist people in the communities worst affected by the devastating floods and mudslide in Sierra Leone, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced … Read more

Towards a fairer food supply chain: European Commission asks for input

The European Commission is launching today an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through an online consultation that runs until 17 November. There are indications that the added … Read more

10 years since the start of the crisis: back to recovery thanks to decisive EU action

The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union’s worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the initial set-up of the Economic and Monetary Union. … Read more

Whisky galore! Bid to make UK exports like Scottish tipple flow freely

UK government is looking to boost iconic UK exports even further. The UK government has set its sights on reducing high tariffs as part of a drive to boost overseas trade in world-renowned UK products such as Scotch whisky, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said today. Work is underway at the Department for International Trade … Read more