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The opening of two diplomatic bags by Spanish authorities is a “matter of grave concern”, the Europe Minister has said. As the row over Spain’s actions around Gibraltar continues, David Lidington told MPs the Government had made represen... Continue to article
Fabian Picardo said he would countenance the strengthening of British forces in Gibraltar to deter incursions from the Spanish government. "This has been going on now for some time, the genesis of this is the declaration by Spain in 2007... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - How many types of treatment Clinical Commissioning Groups have decided not to offer to patients since April 2013 (Baroness Wheeler, Lab) - What steps they will take to ... Continue to article
FCO press release In a meeting with Pavel Khodorkovsky, Mr Lidington called for Mikhail Khodorkovsky to be released in August 2014. Minister for Europe David Lidington today met Pavel Khodorkovsky, son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has b... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron makes an announcement on a seven-day GP access pilot scheme Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is expected to make an announcement on two pilot schemes placing new requirements on jobseekers in ret... Continue to article
Europe minister David Lidington has said the foreign office is convinced of the veracity of an international report accusing North Korea sinking a South Korean warship earlier this year. He said North Korea was responsible for a "cruel, wanton act of aggression".
A group of European Union members - including the UK, Germany and France - have banded together to limit any rise in next year's EU budget. Eleven countries have signed a statement telling the chairman of the European Council they "cannot accept" more than a 2.91% rise in the budget. David Cameron earlier vowed to halt an “unacceptable” 6% rise in the EU budget, after arriving in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council. A rise of 2.91% will still see the UK's contribution to the EU rise by £400m next year.
David Cameron has approved the appointment of a raft of new parliamentary private secretaries for government ministers.
Europe minister David Lidington has urged England to "beat the stuffing" out of Germany, ahead of their World Cup clash on Sunday.
The European Parliament's call for a nearly 6% rise in European Union spending next year is "outrageous" when member states are tightening their belts, Britain's Europe minister said on Monday. Europe minister David Lidington told and interview with Reuters "I think the European Parliament's demand is outrageous. I do not think it can be in the slightest bit justified".
A Franco-German plan to rewrite parts of the Lisbon treaty has come under fire from the EU justice commissioner. Luxembourg's Viviane Reding described the idea of changing the treaty to tighten rules on national debt as "irresponsible". French minister for Europe Pierre Lellouche in turn called Ms Reding's comments "unacceptable". Europe minister David Lidington said the UK government would scrutinise any changes "very carefully".
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