Brexit

16-08-2017

Ex-aide attacks Brexit minister as workshy, clueless

A former top aide to the UK's Brexit Secretary, David Davis, branded his former boss workshy and clueless in an astonishing tirade on Twitter yesterday (15 August) as the government presented its post-Brexit trade plans.

Economy & Jobs 16-08-2017

UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

The UK will set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit today (16 August), seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations.

15-08-2017

UK floats post-Brexit interim customs deal idea

The United Kingdom has said it wants an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods, but that it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals - a possible sticking point in the talks.

15-08-2017

Big Ben’s Brexit bong in doubt

London's famous 'Big Ben' bell will cease its regular bongs on 21 August, falling silent for most of the next four years for renovation works. It will ring for important events like New Year's Eve but perhaps not the exact moment the UK leaves the EU.

Is the Irish border question really ‘intractable’?

In the coming days the UK government will release its “carefully formulated” working paper on the Irish border issue. Dick Roche gives timely advice.

14-08-2017

Estonia ‘e-residency’ offers Brexit Brits EU loophole

As British citizens brace for the upheaval that Brexit will bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID programme to keep doing business across the European Union.

11-08-2017

Worried UK businessmen ask May for a bit of clarity on EU divorce

The UK business community is concerned about the uncharted waters of the Brexit negotiations and has asked Theresa May’s government to give a clearer idea of how the EU divorce might look.

10-08-2017

Bundestag MPs want EU staff to use German more after Brexit

Three members of Germany's Bundestag have asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to make sure EU institutions use the German language more.

Agrifood 10-08-2017

Despite labour shortage, British farmers aim for post-Brexit food self-sufficiency

British fruit farmers have warned the future of their sector is at risk because they cannot find enough seasonal workers to pick their produce. However, Farmers still see Brexit as an opportunity to adopt policies that would make the country more food self-efficient.

10-08-2017

UK minister: EU proposed ‘restricted’ rights for Brits living in EU after Brexit

Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday (9 August) that the EU proposed that Britons living in the bloc after Brexit will only have the right to stay in the country where they are resident when Britain leaves.

09-08-2017

UK top judge asks for clarity on EU court decisions after Brexit

Britain's most senior judge has said the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice after Brexit. Currently Britain must abide by ECJ judgments but Prime Minister Theresa May's government has said that Britain will leave its jurisdiction after Brexit. Britain has begun the long and complicated process …

Economy & Jobs 09-08-2017

Bank of England says Brexit transition desirable as banks set out contingency plans

The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.

08-08-2017

UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens

A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday (8 August).

07-08-2017

UK spokesman: We do not recognise reported €40 billion Brexit bill

Britain does not recognise media reports that the government is willing to pay €40 billion to exit the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday (7 August).

07-08-2017

London sees €40 billion as a fair Brexit bill

The UK is prepared to pay up to €40 billion as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy.

04-08-2017

Brexit to impact ‘every aspect of life’ in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

Brexit is "the challenge of our generation" with far-reaching consequences for all, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Northern Ireland on Friday (4 August) on his first visit to the British province since taking office.

04-08-2017

Refugee children ‘could be separated from their families after Brexit’

Refugee children could be permanently separated from their families unless the government includes family reunification in post-Brexit immigration law, the head of Unicef UK has warned. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

04-08-2017

EU fishing boats can operate in UK waters after Brexit, says Gove

The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

03-08-2017

UK’s pursuit of post-Brexit US trade prompts Scottish whisky worries

Scotland’s economic minister has written to the UK government urging Westminster to duplicate EU legislation that protects its world-renowned Scotch whisky, after Brexit. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

Health 02-08-2017

EU drug agency announces ‘business continuity’ plan amid relocation uncertainty

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) presented on Tuesday (1 August) a business continuity plan aimed at tackling the potential challenges poised by its relocation from London to another member state after the Brexit decision.

02-08-2017

UK unveils plans for post-Brexit sanctioning

The British government published plans on Wednesday (2 August) for a bill that would give it the legal power to impose sanctions after it leaves the European Union, including making it easier to cut off terrorism funding and freeze assets.

01-08-2017

EU states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit

All but six European Union states are bidding to host one or both the London-based EU agencies that will be relocated after Brexit, setting up a competition that could easily escalate into a squabble.

01-08-2017

Dublin’s man in Berlin: Confidence growing in Irish economy despite ‘Brexit challenges’

Ireland’s priority in the Brexit negotiations is to ensure 1998’s Good Friday Agreement is protected, as well as maintaining close as possible ties between the EU and the UK, explained Dublin’s ambassador to Germany.

31-07-2017

Deadline for race to host EU agencies after Brexit

European Union countries faced a deadline Monday to submit their bids to host the post-Brexit locations of key banking and medical agencies currently based in London.