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EU-funded researchers played a key role behind today's unveiling of the first ever image of a black hole taken by Event Horizon Telescope, a global scientific collaboration involving more than 200 scientists from around the world. The scientific achievement – unveiled simultaneously in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Tokyo Taipei and Washington DC - marks a paradigm shift in understanding black holes and confirms the predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, opening up new lines of enquiry into our universe.
The UN-EU conference on Syria held in Brussels this week renewed international support for finding a lasting political solution to end the Syria crisis and pledged record levels of aid for Syrians caught up in the conflict. UK was among the biggest grant donors to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria in 2018.
I remember standing in front of the press almost three years ago on 24 June 2016, the day after the British people in a referendum decided to leave our Union. It was a sad day for our Union and a sad day for me personally. But we must respect the decision of the British people – no matter how deeply we regret it.