Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has welcomed Theresa May’s Florence speech as “a step forward”, but stressed that Brussels would have many questions for the British side about the “concrete implications” of her words when the fourth round of Brexit talks get underway next week. “The speech shows a willingness to move forward,” he said, after the prime minister ruled out the “have cake and eat it” approach to negotiations favoured by leading Brexiters.
Tech companies pay less than half the tax paid by bricks-and-mortar firms, according to a report by the European commission, as regulators assess options for increasing governments’ take from the likes of Google and Amazon. A digital company with international operations typically pays a 10.1% tax rate in the European Union, compared with a 23.2% rate levied on traditional firms, according to the report released by the European commission on Thursday.
Brussels fears an enfeebled Theresa May will not be able to stand by any pledges she makes in this week’s major speech on Brexit but has dismissed Boris Johnson’s intervention as an irrelevance, according to the shadow Brexit secretary. Following meetings with all the major players in the EU’s negotiating team, Keir Starmer said “high expectations” in Brussels over the prime minister’s speech in Florence on Friday were tempered by concerns over her weakness.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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