Tuesday, 30th June Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
The government said it would not compromise on the country’s health service, environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in discussions with the United States about a post-Brexit trade deal. “Any deal the government strikes must be fair, reciprocal and ultimately in the best interests of the British people and the economy,” trade minister Elizabeth Truss said.
The finance ministry said its spendings passed more than 25 billion pounds on a furlough programme that is supporting 9.3 million jobs. In a weekly update, the Treasury said claims under its Job Retention Scheme – which pays 80% of salary costs for furloughed staff – rose to 25.5 billion pounds as of June 28 from 22.9 billion pounds the week before.
The UK boss of TUI, Europe’s biggest holiday company, urged Britain to provide more clarity on “air bridges”. This will allow Britons to go on holiday without quarantining when they return. The UK said it would do away with a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from some countries.
Republican and Democratic US senators pressed the government for an analysis of foreign influence in the US pharmaceutical supply chain, saying the coronavirus pandemic has exposed an over-reliance on China and other countries for the production of essential medicines.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is all set to strengthen a divided European Union and help its hard-hit economy recover from the pandemic when Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the 27-member bloc on Wednesday.
China’s parliament passed the national security legislation for Hong Kong. This sets the stage for sweeping changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago.
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