Scots and Northern Ireland have serious doubts as to whether their future lies in the United Kingdom any longer. The Brexit and the pandemic have knocked the soul out of the Union.
In Northern Ireland there are problems with food supplies. The reason is that imports from the United Kingdom have been delayed by Brexit. That, among other things, creates empty shelves in the supermarkets. That’s what the Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says.
A long line of cars runs step by step towards the border on the outskirts of the city of Londonderry. Two cops with mouth caps are gonna stop every car. “Where are you going? What is the purpose of your visit?” Motorists must turn around for no valid reason.
The United States wants to impose import duties on Italy, Austria and India. The charges are a retaliation for the planned digital taxes for US tech giants. This affects several American companies, including Facebook and Google.
The measures taken by many European countries to control the second wave of the coronavirus create much additional economic uncertainty for businesses and families. President Christine Lagarde of the European Central Bank (ECB) stressed that the heavy toll the virus measures are taking on the services sector, which accounts for three quarters of jobs in the euro area, is of particular concern.
The European Union has imposed new tariffs on flat-rolled stainless steel from China, Taiwan and Indonesia for a period of five years. This should prevent the dumping of steel from these countries on the European market.
The short trip that Prince Charles made to Oman cost the British royal house some 210,000 pounds (229,000 euros). This is evident from the expected development of the royal family about their life. In January vlog Charles went to the country for a day to use his support of weight the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The European countries have not agreed on sanctions against Belarus because one member state is obstructing. Minister Blok of Foreign Affairs was ‘very disappointed’at the end of the talks.