HIGHLIGHTS-UK announces budget plan as coronavirus risks mount

03/11/2020

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak delivered the first annual budget statement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new government on Wednesday. Below are highlights from the speech: CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTION TO THE ECONOMY “The challenge is this: There is likely to be […]

EU coronavirus aid package won't fail because of Germany – Merkel

03/11/2020

BERLIN, March 11 (Reuters) – The European Union’s fiscal monitoring framework has enough flexibility built in to cope even with extraordinary situations like the coronavirus epidemic, for Italy as well as Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. Italy, the country worst-afflicted by the epidemic […]

No plans to shut UK parliament despite positive coronavirus test

03/11/2020

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament has no plans to shut over coronavirus, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, after a minister tested positive for the virus and another lawmaker was advised to stay at home as a precaution. Junior health minister Nadine Dorries said […]