Italy `Deserves' Economic Post in EU Commission, Borghi Says
May.22 -- Claudio Borghi, adviser to League leader Matteo Salvini and head of the Lower House Budget Committee, says Italy deserves a top job with an economic portfolio in the new European Commission to be formed later this year. He spoke to Bloomberg's Flavia Rotondi in Rome.
U.K., The Netherlands Vote Tomorrow in European Parliamentary Elections
May.22 -- It is the last day before voting begins in the European Parliamentary elections as the U.K. and the Netherlands prepare to vote tomorrow. This comes as Theresa May faces pressures to abandon her Brexit deal and quit as prime minister in the days to come. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”
May Faces Pressure to Quit
May.22 -- Bloomberg has learned that Theresa May is facing pressure to abandon her Brexit deal and quit as British Prime Minister within days. We’ve been told May’s allies see little hope of her divorce deal getting through the House of Commons. Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”
Trump Waited to Ban Huawei
May.21 -- Playing a waiting game in Washington. Bloomberg has been told the Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei out of concern it could derail trade negotiations with China and officials only went ahead when talks stalled. Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”
May’s Latest Brexit Attempt Falls Flat
May.22 -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has made a desperate final attempt to force her Brexit deal through parliament before she resigns, saying the opportunity for leaving the EU is slipping away. But, her gamble looks doomed from the start. Bloomberg’s Jodi Schneider reports on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”
Trump Waited for China Trade Talks to Stall to Punish Huawei
May.21 -- The Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei Technologies Inc. until the last round of trade talks with China reached an impasse, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Margaret Talev reports on "Balance of Power."