From February 2, get Schengen visa 6 months in advance
February 2 onwards, one will be able to apply for a Schengen visa for a trip to Europe up to six months in advance of the proposed travel date, instead of the present three months. According to an EU spokesperson, the new rules will provide faster procedures particularly allowing for applications to be lodged up to 6 months, and no later than 15 days.
Bank of England eases liquidity system as Brexit transition deal looms
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Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU
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Virus concerns weigh on European stocks ahead of ECB policy decision
The pan-European STOXX 600 index dropped 0.4 per cent at 0806 GMT.
Indian economy poised to take off, says Goyal
Speaking at a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit, the Commerce and Industry Minister also said the government will hold discussions with Britain and European Union on free trade agreements.
UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer
“There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule-taker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union — and we will do this by the end of the year," Sajid Javid said, referring to a deadline at the end of 2020 for conclusion of what are expected to be contentious trade talks with the then-27 member EU.
US Polls not a big issue, policy and taxes are: Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services
Obviously, people react to what it is but anticipating something that is going to happen in an election and being sensitive to that is not the typical US culture, says Gopinath.
India adds checks to rice exports to European Union
The commerce and industry ministry on Thursday amended the export policy for Basmati and non-Basmati rice from ‘free’ to outbound shipments subject to certificates issued by Export Inspection Council (EIC).
Half of world economy dependent on nature: WEF study
Releasing the Nature Risk Rising Report ahead of its 50th Annual Meeting, the World Economic Forum said about 25 per cent of our assessed plant and animal species are threatened by human actions, with a million species facing extinction, many within decades.
PM Modi meets EU High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles
Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
UN lowers India growth forecast; expects momentum to pick up in 2020
According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020, a growth rate of 2.5 per cent is possible in 2020, but a flare up of trade tensions, financial turmoil, or an escalation of geopolitical tensions could derail a recovery.
We are still a player in search for identity: Josep Borrell
Borell acknowledged the fact that the EU is “facing a nationalist and populist comeback” that is threatening the foundations of a “multilateral rules based order” espoused by the EU. To address the rise of such authoritarian regimes, Borell made a call towards taking onus for shaping the future world order.
Brexit: PM Johnson vows to take UK out of European Union
Johnson, who was re-elected in the December 12 General Elections said the "first item on his agenda" when he returned to London was delivering on the mandate of the people and taking the UK out of the EU. He vowed to govern "for everyone", not just those who backed him and the Conservative Party at the highly-divisive polls.
EU launches Iran Nuclear-deal dispute action
The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the US, Russia and China, informed Borrell, who supervises the pact, in a letter that they are triggering its “dispute mechanism”, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic.
PM Modi, Jaishankar attend inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2020
The three-day conclave will bring together 700 international participants, of which 40 per cent of the speakers will be women, emphasising India's commitment to gender equality.
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