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Climate Change Activists ‘Welcome’ AIG CEO Zaffino; EU Urges More Insurance

Climate change is weakening the ocean currents that shape weather on both sides of the Atlantic. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the 20th century has weakened more than at any other time over the last 1,000 years, new research …

European Union Weighs Emergency Approvals for COVID Vaccines

The European Commission said on Tuesday that it was considering emergency approvals for COVID-19 vaccines as a faster alternative to more rigorous conditional marketing authorisations which have been used so far. The move would mark a big shift in approach …

Fears of Brexit With No Trade Deal Rise Over State Aid Dispute

The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal have risen sharply as negotiations have been threatened by London’s insistence that it have full autonomy over its state aid plans, negotiators and diplomats said. The United Kingdom …

London Market’s IUA Warns Against Expansion of EU Motor Insurance Directive

The European Motor Insurance Directive (MID) should not be extended to include liability for accidents on private property, warned the International Underwriting Association (IUA). An expansion of the EU directive’s scope to cover vehicles such as ride-on lawn mowers and …

EU Aims to Hike Old-Age Protection with Proposal for Pan-Europe Pension Product

The European Commission proposed on Thursday establishing a new pan-European pension product to increase private savings for old age and boost the growth of an EU industry currently worth some 700 billion euros ($800 billion). The measure is part of …

EU Should Support ‘Reasonable’ Brexit Deal for London: German Minister

The City of London offers financial services that benefit Europe as a whole and the European Union should recognize that in a “reasonable” Brexit deal with Britain, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview. “We don’t want …

AIG May Move Europe HQ from London to Another EU Country on Brexit

U.S. insurer AIG may move its European headquarters from London to another European Union country because of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the head of the AIG’s European and UK operations said at an industry conference on Tuesday. AIG …

London Financial Groups Losing Faith in Quick Fix to Get EU Access After Brexit

Big financial groups in London are losing faith in a quick fix to get access to the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc and are instead drawing up contingency plans to avoid becoming hostage to Brussels politics. In the …

Formal Brexit Talks Likely to Be Triggered in April 2017: UK Officials

Prime Minister Theresa May’s team is still leaning toward the first part of 2017 as the best moment to trigger the start of formal talks over the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union, according to two British officials. While reports …

AIG Offers Brexit Coverage in UK for Anxious Executives

American International Group is coming out with new Brexit coverage in the UK for anxious executives, barely weeks after the fateful British vote to pull out of the European Union. AIG division AIG UK will handle the product launch, which …