As six EU countries agree to take in over 200 migrants stranded off Malta Dr Felicita Tramontana agrues that the deal further underlines divisions in the EU over the migrant issue.
The UK government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords on the issue of staying in a UK-EU customs union after Brexit. And MPs will get their own chance to debate the issue on Thursday. However Dr Kirill Pogorelskiy, Assistant Professor of Economics, comments that trade-offs are inevitable.
"It is highly likely that ... increasing barriers to aluminum and steel imports will trigger retaliation by other WTO members that will leave almost everyone worse off." Markus Wagner, Associate Professor in Warwick School of Law, reacts to the decision by the Trump administration to introduce tariffs.
"the EU currently benefits from an extensive network of free trade agreements with third countries from which the UK will continue to benefit if it retains access to the Customs Union." Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, unpacks what Jeremy Corbyn's new policy commiting Labour to seeking a customs union with the EU after Brexit might mean for UK trade.
Theresa May will tell Japanese investors in Britain that she wants a Brexit transition deal as soon as possible, her spokesman told reporters today. It comes amid fresh debate among business over Brexit negotiations and it follows a government report that claims economic growth in the North East and West Midlands would suffer most. Dr. Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor, School of Law discusses.