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energy charter treaty

Energy Charter Treaty: Council issues negotiation directives

The Council of the EU has issued the European Commission with a mandate to begin negotiations on updates to the Energy Charter Treaty. The Energy...
scotland immigration policy

Scotland immigration concerns raised in letter to minister

Scotland’s Migration Minister Ben Macpherson has called on the UK Home Office to facilitate the development of a progressive Scottish immigration policy. Macpherson has published...
maritime blockchain network

Maritime blockchain network receives new support

The Global Shipping Business Network, an open distributed ledger technology platform for maritime businesses, has acquired nine new signatories. Shipping management software provider CargoSmart, which...
rapid ev chargepoints

Rapid EV chargepoints to offer card payment option by 2020

The UK government has announced that all newly built rapid EV chargepoints should accept debit of credit card payments by early 2020. The UK’s electric...
real time bus updates

Real time bus updates to launch in Manchester

UK bus operator Go North West is set to launch real time bus updates for its Manchester service through the Google Maps app. Go North...
airbnb eu consumer

Airbnb EU consumer compliance negotiations lead to improved practice

Holiday marketplace platform Airbnb has agreed to update its consumer protection practices in line with EU law after extensive negotiations. The European Commission, along with...
higher education and brexit scottish universities

Higher education and Brexit: Scottish universities raise concern

Scotland’s Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has urged the UK government to issue guarantees on higher education and Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU...
eit innovation strategy

EIT innovation strategy proposed for 2021-27

The European Commission has put forward its 2021-27 Strategic Innovation Agenda for the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). The Commission proposed a €3bn...
clean maritime plan

Clean maritime plan to cut emissions from UK shipping

The UK government has announced an ambitious clean maritime plan, committing its fleet to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The clean maritime plan, to be implemented...
good character requirement

Good character requirement for migrants to be tightened and expanded

Conor Kavanagh, correspondent for the UK’s leading organisation of immigration lawyers the Immigration Advice Service, analyses the UK’s good character requirement for citizenship applicants. In...

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