Making the best of Brexit for the EU27 financial system | Bruegel

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This is an important article from leading European think-tank Bruegel. It suggests that the EU27 needs to upgrade its financial surveillance architecture to minimise the financial market fragmentation resulting from Brexit.

Source: Making the best of Brexit for the EU27 financial system | Bruegel

If I worked in the UK financial services industry I would be worried and focused on improving my language skills and looking for an opportunity to get an EU passport.

Whilst Theresa May is peddling military equipment to the Middle East, one of the UK’s most important industries is facing uncharted risks. Surely, there’s an urgent need for some serious strategic analysis?

Thoughts?

First on CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say – CNNPolitics.com

CNN reports that US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods.

Source: First on CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say – CNNPolitics.com

This is deeply disturbing news. Having travelled extensively, I have noticed wide variations in airline security. For example, US airports seem to deploy the latest technology, compared to say the UK where human intervention is much more prevalent.

So with technology trailing terrorist expertise, surely it’s right to limit the carrying of laptops from high risk countries?

Thoughts?