Bitesize Blighty: June 29, 2018

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  • On Tuesday, we were happy to hear that Uber had been granted a short-term licence to operate in London following a court hearing. Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew the licence when it expired last September, saying the US taxi app was not a "fit and proper" operator. Uber has now been awarded a licence but it has been put on probation for 15 months…For the ease of our late night returns home (on weekends) we are all hoping it passes the probation period!
  • EU27 leaders emerged at 4.35am on Friday from nearly nine hours of talks to announce they had reached an agreement on migration. Although the number of migrants arriving in Europe has fallen by 90% since their 2015 peak, the fallout has fuelled a political crisis between and within EU capitals. The new populist government in Italy – where most migrants land if they make it across the Mediterranean – was demanding that the rest of the bloc take “concrete steps” to share its burden.

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