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Jun 25, 2015

EU treaty change would be slow, German minister warns UK’s Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to change the European Union’s treaties would take a long time but he could achieve “substantial” reforms to Britain’s relationship without it, Germany’s Europe minister said on Thursday.

Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the bloc ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017 and has said he believes treaty change will be needed to achieve some of his planned reforms.

Jun 24, 2015

Britain wants to beef up Calais border control after migrant melee

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday his government was looking at reinforcing its border controls around the French port of Calais after what he said were unacceptable scenes involving illegal migrants trying to reach his country.

Television footage on Tuesday showed crowds of migrants trying to board and hide in queuing lorries after traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France due to disruption by striking French ferry workers.

Jun 18, 2015

EU parliament chief says UK’s EU debate spreads hate

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s debate on Europe is driven by hateful lies, national resentment and the scapegoating of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants, European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Thursday.

Schulz made his remarks in a speech in London after holding talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the EU before holding an in-out membership referendum by the end of 2017.

Jun 18, 2015

Restoring UK parliament could cost 5.7 billion pounds and take 32 years – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Restoration work to Britain’s houses of parliament could cost as much as 5.7 billion pounds ($9 billion) and take 32 years unless lawmakers are moved out of the building, according to a report published on Thursday.

The Palace of Westminster was rebuilt on the banks of the River Thames in the mid-1800s following a fire. Many of its features have never undergone major renovation since.

Jun 18, 2015

Restoring UK parliament could cost $9 billion and take 32 years: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Restoration work to Britain’s houses of parliament could cost as much as 5.7 billion pounds ($9 billion) and take 32 years unless lawmakers are moved out of the building, according to a report published on Thursday.

The Palace of Westminster was rebuilt on the banks of the River Thames in the mid-1800s following a fire. Many of its features have never undergone major renovation since.

Jun 17, 2015

EU without Britain is “impossible”, says Italy’s Renzi after talks with Cameron

MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) – A European Union without Britain would be “impossible”, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday, after talks with Prime Minister David Cameron about his plans to reshape Britain’s EU ties before an in-out membership referendum.

Ireland said it had begun contingency planning for a British exit from the EU.

Cameron, re-elected last month, is due to present his reform plans in more detail at an EU summit in Brussels next week and hopes to hold preliminary talks with EU leaders before then.

Jun 16, 2015

Michelle Obama in London to promote global education drive for girls

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visited an inner city school in London on Tuesday and announced a joint British-U.S. program to invest nearly $200 million in supporting girls’ education in countries affected by conflict.

Obama, accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha and her mother Marian Robinson, is in Britain to promote her ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative, which aims to reduce the number of girls not in school and thereby improve their financial security, health and independence.

Jun 9, 2015

Risks for Cameron revealed as MPs take on EU referendum plans

LONDON (Reuters) – Members of Parliament were expected on Tuesday to back Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership, but a contentious debate revealed passions that could split his Conservative Party and re-open Scotland’s bid for independence.

Cameron, seeking to put an end to a decades-old rift within his party over Britain’s place in Europe, has promised to negotiate a new settlement with Brussels and hold a referendum by the end of 2017.

Jun 9, 2015

Risks for Cameron revealed as lawmakers take on EU referendum plans

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers were expected on Tuesday to back Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership, but a contentious debate revealed passions that could split his Conservative Party and re-open Scotland’s bid for independence.

Cameron, seeking to put an end to a decades-old rift within his party over Britain’s place in Europe, has promised to negotiate a new settlement with Brussels and hold a referendum by the end of 2017.

Jun 3, 2015

Cameron – I won’t rule out leaving European Convention on Human Rights

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could leave the European Convention on Human Rights if it does not get the changes it wants to the way the rules are applied, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

Cameron’s Conservative Party, which won a surprise majority in last month’s election, wants to overhaul existing human rights laws to reduce the influence of the European Court of Human Rights, based in France, which enforces the convention.

    • About Kylie

      "Kylie MacLellan covers equity capital markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on initial public offerings. She previously spent a year working in the UK politics and general news team, specialising in industrial relations and other employment related issues such as welfare."
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      2008
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