DONALD Trump told Emmanuel Macron France should follow Britain's example and quit the EU, it was claimed today. The US President reportedly tried to convince the French President his country would be better off going it alone. Macron grips Trump’s fingers so hard during handshake they turn pale And he even told Mr Macron France would get a huge trade deal with the US in exchange for leaving the EU, the Washington Post reported. Mr Trump's bombshell offer came during a meeting at the White House in April, according to the newspaper. The US President is a long-standing critic of the European Union and backed Brexit before the 2016 referendum. He apparently said to Mr Macron: "Why don't you leave the EU?" Hilarious moment President Trump brushes a bit of dandruff off French President Macron's shoulder Mr Trump added that if France did quit the bloc, they'd get much better trade terms with the US than they currently have as part of the EU. Asked if the report was true, Mr Macron … [Read more...] about Donald Trump ‘told Macron France should quit the EU because they’d get a better trade deal with America’
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Does anyone have a job more pointless than Barry Gardiner, the shadow secretary of state for international trade? Labour’s headline Brexit policy is a continued membership of a customs union with the European Union. This precludes the sort of trade agreements Gardiner would wish to make and – his words – would render the UK a “vassal state”. The incumbent, Liam Fox, is not in any position to boast. Chasing deals that are forbidden by government policy is currently part of the job description for heading the Department for International Trade. Amid the hubbub of activity to enact Brexit, the Department for International Trade was the first in Whitehall to find time to fly the flag of St George in support of the England football team. Not surprising as, since June 2016, Fox’s activity has principally consisted of running the idea of future trade deals up various flagpoles. After all we know, if the UK has a transition period after formally leaving … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight If Labour struggles to support Ceta, what country could it do a trade deal with?
Donald Trump suggested to Emmanuel Macron that he pull France out of the European Union in return for a bilateral trade deal, it has been claimed. The offer, aimed at destroying the Europe alliance, was reported to have been made during a private meeting when Macron visited the White House at the end of April. The Washington Post said the US president asked Macron: “Why don’t you leave the European Union?” In return, Trump suggested the US could offer France a substantial bilateral trade deal. The article claimed that Trump promised to give France better trade terms than the EU as a whole gets from the US. The columnist at the Washington Post, Josh Rogin, cited two unnamed European officials as the source of his report, adding that the proposition revealed “a basic lack of understanding of Macron’s views and those of the people who elected him”. It was “an instance of the president of the United States offering an incentive to dismantle an … [Read more...] about Quit the EU for better trade deal, Trump reportedly told Macron
Hong Kong and Georgia have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) today which will provide legal certainty and boost market access and investment flow between the two countries, Agenda reports. Georgia will eliminate import tariffs on 96.6 percent of its tariff lines for Hong Kong products and will give Hong Kong investors special treatment and other safeguards that are the same as those enjoyed by its local investors. Georgian Deputy Economic Minister Genadi Arveladze and the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong, Edward Yau signed the free trade agreement in Hong Kong today. Yau said that this is the first free trade agreement between Hong Kong and a country in the Caucasus. "Georgia is a close trading partner of Hong Kong in the Caucasus and an emerging market with great potential for further growth. The FTA is comprehensive in scope, encompassing trade in goods, trade in services, investment, dispute settlement mechanism and other related areas. It will provide … [Read more...] about Georgia, Hong Kong sign free trade deal
THERESA MAY is preparing to give another landmark Brexit speech setting out her vision for a future EU trade deal, The Sun can reveal. The major set piece will build on three big speeches that have marked her exit plans so far, with Downing Street eyeing venues that could include a European city. Mrs May will use the yet unknown location to sell her long awaited blueprint for what Britain’s relationship with the EU will finally look like after Brexit. I DON LIKE NATO Leaked documents spark fears President Trump will pull US out of NATO LAGS SCANNED FOR DRUGS Airport-style scanners to be used in jails to stamp out drugs trade DON'T BLAME US Ex-spy boss slams report accusing UK agents of being involved in US torture TAEKWON-NO! Ex-minister's radical plans to teach lags deadly martial arts gets rejected MAY'S SECURITY WARNING EU leaders risk having 'blood on their hands' if they freeze out UK AID FOR HEROES Aid boss pledges international development £14bn budget to help out … [Read more...] about PM to set out her vision for a future EU trade deal in landmark Brexit speech