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

Local areas need £8.4 billion of EU funding replaced after Brexit

Local areas need €10.5 billion (£8.4 billion) of European Union funding replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid after Brexit, council leaders set out in a new report today. Since the EU referendum, the Local Government Association has repeatedly called for a government commitment to replace vital EU regeneration funding. In … Read more

UK takes key step towards fair new fishing policy after Brexit

The Government has announced it will withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention. The United Kingdom will take an historic step towards delivering a fairer deal for the UK fishing industry this week by triggering the withdrawal from an arrangement that allowed foreign countries access to UK waters, Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed today. As part of … Read more

BCC: guarantee for EU citizens welcome, but long overdue

Director General Adam Marshall responds to the Prime Minister’s offer of guarantees for EU citizens at the European Council. “Concerned business communities across the UK will welcome the Prime Minister’s proposal to guarantee the rights of EU citizens, but with a tinge of regret and frustration. This offer could have been made loudly and clearly … Read more

14,000 people may die trying to reach safety as UK negotiates Brexit and new immigration rules

Oxfam urges new government to use changes to immigration laws to do more to help refugees The global death toll of people trying to reach safety could reach more than 14,000 by the time Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report released by Oxfam today. As the government prepares to set out its plan … Read more