Tag Archive for EU

Where is the Single Market in European Rail?

Lord Berkeley

Easter 2015 message from Tony Berkeley A single market in the rail sector is still years away, with Germany and France leading the opposition.   Another example…  Siamese twin rail monopolies; don’t be fooled by DB and SNCF introducing competition within themselves! France and Germany have long led the opposition to any competition above rail for…

Household power vacuum?

Lord Tyler

Thought for the day:   how come powerful vacuum cleaners have to be restricted by agreement of Europe’s Governments – not, of course, just by the European Commission – while powerful cars have no such constriction?  Could it be that those Governments are male dominated, and cars are “boys’ toys”, while those same politicians don’t…

Youth unemployment in the EU

Baroness Valentine

The House of Lords will today debate one of the most pressing and important issues facing Europe, namely the chronic rates of youth unemployment in the EU. It will discuss the recent report from the European Union Committee, of which I am a member of sub-committee B, regarding the sizable numbers of young people out…

Time to turn out

Lord McConnell

Today in Tokyo I will deliver a speech to the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Business leaders here have questions about the future of the UK. And this matters. UK exports to Japan are just under £10 billion; Japanese investment in the UK is the highest in the EU; and 1300 Japanese firms employ…