• Why Keir Starmer must revamp Labour's trade strategy

      Why Keir Starmer must revamp Labour's trade strategy

      The world is facing a combination of US-China trade wars and new export restrictions on essential supplies thanks to COVID-19. Added to that the British government is in the process of Brexit. All that makes trade policy a central issue. It is more important than ever that the Labour Party, under new leader Keir Starmer, develops a considered and principled strategy for international trade so that it can effectively hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account.

    • Labour Authority starts working

      Labour Authority starts working

      The European Labour Authority officially started its activities last Wednesday with an inaugural ceremony and the first meeting of its Management Board, the EU press service reported. The launch took place two years after EC President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the idea in his 2017 State of the Union address. The opening ceremony was held in Brussels with the participation of President Juncker, Slovakia's PM Peter Pellegrini, given the fact that namely Slovakia will host the new agency, Commission VPs Valdis Dombrovskis and Maros Sefcovic, Labour Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, etc.