BRUSSELS – Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced intensifying pressure from her divided Conservative government that could yet scuttle a deal.Britain leaves the EU on March 29 — the first country ever to do so — but a deal must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for the U.K. and European Parliaments to sign off. May faces increasing domestic pressure over her proposals for an agreement following the resignation of another government minister last week.The British leader had been hoping to present a draft deal to her Cabinet this week. But no Brexit breakthrough was announced Monday after talks between European affairs ministers. The two sides are locked in technical negotiations to try to bridge the final gaps in a move laden with heavy political and economic consequences.May said talks were in their “endgame” but that negotiating a divorce agreement after more than four decades of British EU membership was “immensely difficult.”May told an audience at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London that “we are working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress on the remaining issues in the Withdrawal Agreement, which are significant.“Both sides want to reach an agreement,” May said, though she added she wouldn’t sign up to “agreement at any cost.”The main obstacle to a deal is how to keep goods flowing smoothly across the border between EU country Ireland and Northern Ireland in the U.K.Both sides have committed to avoid a hard border with costly and time-consuming checks that would hamper business. Any new customs posts on the border could also re-ignite lingering sectarian tensions. But Britain and the EU haven’t agreed on how to achieve that goal.“Clearly this is a very important week for Brexit negotiations,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told reporters after the meeting in Brussels. “The two negotiating teams have really intensified their engagement … There is still clearly work to do.”And Martin Callanan, a minister in Britain’s Brexit department, said all involved were “straining every sinew to make sure that we get a deal but we have to get a deal that is right for the U.K., right for the EU and one that would be acceptable to the U.K. Parliament.”EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier didn’t speak to reporters Monday and a planned news conference with him was cancelled.Instead, EU headquarters issued a short statement saying that Barnier explained to the ministers that “intense negotiating efforts continue, but an agreement has not been reached yet.”Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said the two sides “are getting closer to each other.”“But in negotiations there is only a deal if there is full agreement,” Blok said. “There is only a 100-per cent deal. There is not a 90-per cent deal or a 95-per cent deal.”Earlier, France’s EU affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, stepped up pressure on May. “The ball is in the British court. It is a question of a British political decision,” she said.The EU is awaiting Barnier’s signal as to whether sufficient progress has been made to call an EU summit to seal a deal.Rumours have swirled of a possible top-level meeting at the end of November. But Austrian EU affairs minister Gernot Bluemel, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said “so far progress is not sufficient to call in and set up another (summit).”In recent days there have been signs of progress behind the scenes, but all parties have remained tight-lipped about the developments, given the politically charged atmosphere.In Britain, pro-Brexit and pro-EU politicians alike warned May that the deal she seeks is likely to be shot down by Parliament.Boris Johnson, a staunch Brexit supporter, wrote in a column for Monday’s Daily Telegraph that May’s plan to adhere closely to EU regulations in return for a trade deal and an open Irish border amounts to “total surrender” to the bloc.The proposed terms are scarcely more popular with advocates of continued EU membership.Former Education Secretary Justine Greening on Monday called May’s proposals the “worst of all worlds,” and said the public should be allowed to vote on Britain’s departure again.“We should be planning as to how we can put this final say on Brexit in the hands of the British people,” Greening told the BBC.Johnson’s younger brother, Jo Johnson, resigned last week backing calls for a second referendum on whether the country should leave the EU. May has consistently rejected the idea of another nationwide vote on Brexit.___Jill Lawless reported from London.
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Deliveries to India, which has a population of more than 1.3 billion, could begin in late 2020, RDIF said, adding this was subject to the completion of trials and Sputnik-V’s registration by regulatory authorities in India.Phase III trials, involving at least 40,000 people, are ongoing in Russia. Initial results are expected in October or November, RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev has said.Dr Reddy’s, one of India’s top pharmaceutical companies, will carry out Phase III clinical trials of Sputnik-V in India, RDIF said. Following the news, Dr Reddy’s shares rallied to close 4.18% higher in India on Wednesday.The Indian trials could start as early as next month, Dmitriev told Reuters, adding trial results could be followed soon after by domestic regulatory approval of Sputnik-V for mass use in India. Topics : Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will supply 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine to Indian drug company Dr Reddy’s Laboratories , the fund said on Wednesday, as Moscow speeds up plans to distribute its shot abroad.The deal for its Sputnik-V vaccine candidate comes after the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reached agreements with Indian manufacturers to produce 300 million doses of the shot in India, also a major consumer of Russian oil and arms.The agreement brings the total number of doses Russia has so far announced that it will supply abroad to just over 200 million – half to Latin America and half to India. RDIF has said it has received requests totaling 1 billion doses. India said last week it was considering granting an emergency authorization for a coronavirus vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces.Emergency useRussia was the first country to grant regulatory approval for a novel coronavirus vaccine, and did so before large-scale trials were complete, stirring concern among scientists and doctors about the safety and efficacy of the shot.Several countries are now considering adopting “emergency use authorization” measures that would fast-track approval of a vaccine in a similar way, however.”We expect emergency use authorization for Sputnik-V vaccine in major markets,” Dmitriev said.Results of early-stage clinical trials of the Russian shot, which were published in international medical journal The Lancet earlier this month, showed promise, G V Prasad, co-chairman of Dr Reddy’s, was cited in the RDIF statement as saying.”Sputnik-V vaccine could provide a credible option in our fight against COVID-19 in India,” he said.There was no detail about the price of Sputnik-V, but RDIF has said previously it was not aiming to make a profit, just to cover costs.In a press briefing late on Tuesday, Balram Bhargava, who heads India’s clinical research agency, the Indian Council of Medical Research, said high-level talks between India and Russia around the vaccine had been ongoing.”There is a high-level committee of the government of India for vaccines that is in dialogue with the Russians,” he said, adding Russia had a good track record in vaccine development and the early-stage overseas trials of Sputnik-V had been promising.It was not immediately clear whether those talks had been instrumental in the deal between RDIF and Dr Reddy’s.The agreement comes as India’s coronavirus cases surged past five million on Wednesday, piling pressure on hospitals grappling with unreliable supplies of oxygen that they need to treat tens of thousands of critically ill patients.This is Dr Reddy’s first foray into a coronavirus vaccine. It has struck a licensing deal with Gilead Sciences Inc to make and sell COVID-19 treatment remdesivir in 127 countries, including India; launched its generic version of remdesivir under the brand name Redyx; and has also tied up with Fujifilm Holdings Corp to launch Fujifilm’s anti-flu drug Avigan (favipiravir) in India as a COVID-19 treatment.
At Atlas Copco’s annual press lunch in London yesterday Björn Rosengren, Senior Executive Vice President, Construction and Mining Technique (CMT), reported that business was back to 2008 levels and lead times were stretching out again, mainly thanks to mining industry demand. He commented that it had been a very fast recovery following the global financial crisis. Emerging markets have played a big role in this comeback, particularly the dramatic urbanisation in China that is driving minerals demand.Atlas Copco’s presence in growth markets is very important and is why Rosengren is now based out of Shanghai. CMT Asia has grown 522% in the last 10 years, and China alone has grown 600%. Developing the service business has also been very instrumental in the recovery, though Chinese mining groups still lag behind in terms of their relative spending on service/maintenance versus other major mining markets. He has spent a lot of time travelling in China over the recent months and reports that like many parts of the mining world, some major Chinese open pits are preparing to go underground and that the country’s mining industry is suffering from falling grades and the need to develop mines in ever more remote places. There are also needs for efficiency improvements and raising safety and environmental standards. There is the will and the intent to purchase the mining equipment required to achieve these goals.He noted that the ‘high end’ China mining equipment market is primarily being served by the international companies. The major competition comes in the ‘mid range’ equipment where international companies are fighting with Chinese suppliers for the business. Rosengren confirms the need to improve the company’s position in the mid range market in China which, he says, requires local design, development and manufacture. To achieve this there is a need to find good skills in the local personnel market. One Atlas Cocpo goal for the future is “making China our home market,” he explained. Atlas Copco already manufactures products in China specifically for the Chinese market – these include the D55 crawler drill plus the CDM75E, CDM75D and CDM30 blasthole drills.New Atlas Copco products that will be featured on this site over the comining days will include the Secoroc PARD system, designed to boost rotary drilling performance by combining the best of DTH and Rotary drilling technology. There is also the Atlas Copco Secoroc Omega sealed bearing tricone drill bit representing a technological leap forward over standard air bearing roller cone bits.The Boomer XE4 C is a new four-boom drill rig developed by Atlas Copco in co-operation with Nordic tunneling contractor, Veidekke. There will also be further examination of Atlas Copco entering the mobile crushing and screening business through the acquisition of Hartl Anlagenbau GmbH, Austria, a company that manufactures and sells mobile crushers and screeners.