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Brexit 04-01-2021

Scotland must wait a generation for new independence vote, says Johnson

Another Scottish independence referendum should not take place for a generation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday (3 January), as Scotland's leader renewed calls for a fresh vote in the wake of Brexit.
Brexit 30-12-2020

UK lawmakers back Johnson’s EU trade deal with thumping majority

UK lawmakers endorsed Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU on Wednesday (30 December) with a thumping 521 to 73 majority, setting the country on course to retain its free trade with the EU when it leaves the Single Market at midnight on New Year's Eve.
Brexit 30-12-2020

Leaders to sign UK-EU deal as MPs face express debate

The UK and European Union will Wednesday (30 December) sign a mammoth trade pact to put the seal on their drawn-out Brexit divorce in the dwindling hours before they part ways definitively at the dawning of 2021.
Brexit 24-12-2020

Johnson to announce EU trade deal after cutting fisheries pact

The UK and European Union are expected on Thursday (24 December) to agree a new trade and security deal just a week before the end of the post-Brexit transition period.
Brexit 23-12-2020

EU and UK post-Brexit trade deal in sight

The European Union and Britain could agree the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal within hours, European sources said Wednesday (23 December), as negotiators sought to hammer out the last details.
Coronavirus 22-12-2020

UK working ‘as fast as possible’ to resolve border closures

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was working "as fast as possible" to unblock trade across the Channel after France shut its borders to UK hauliers in a bid to contain a new variant of the coronavirus.
Brexit 22-12-2020

Brexit talks flirt with failure as new deadline blown

EU and UK trade talks inched onwards under renewed pressure Monday (21 December) as transport chaos triggered by the emergence of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus in Britain overshadowed efforts to reach a Brexit deal.
Coronavirus 20-12-2020

Belgium suspends UK flights, trains over virus strain

Belgium is suspending flight and train arrivals from Britain from midnight (2300 GMT) Sunday (20 December) after the UK detected a coronavirus variant suspected to be more infectious, a government official told AFP.
Brexit 13-12-2020

Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond latest deadline

London and Brussels agreed to more talks on a trade agreement, even though they still have a long way to go to avert a turbulent ‘no deal’ exit for Britain from the EU orbit at the end of the month.
Brexit 07-12-2020

Johnson and EU’s von der Leyen to meet in final bid to salvage trade pact

Talks on a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal are heading for a showdown later this week, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson heading to Brussels in a last-ditch attempt to thrash out an agreement.
Brexit 06-12-2020

EU, Britain attempt breakthrough in Brexit talks

The EU and Britain's chief Brexit negotiators will make a last-ditch bid to break months of deadlock on Sunday (6 December), as trade talks limp back to Brussels, surviving on borrowed time.
Brexit 04-12-2020

Negotiators call in Johnson and von der Leyen to break Brexit impasse

Talks on an EU-UK trade deal will go down to the wire, and to the top, after the two chief negotiators in the talks called in their political masters on Friday (4 December) to decide on whether an agreement can be reached.
Energy 03-12-2020

UK announces 68% emissions goal by 2030 ahead of UN summit

The UK announced a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels on Thursday (3 December), one week before the country will co-host a UN summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
Brexit 03-12-2020

EU criticises, US cheers UK approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union criticised Britain’s rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (2 December), saying its own procedure was more thorough, while US health experts welcomed the British move as a sign US regulators should follow suit.

Post-Brexit UK to unveil biggest defence budget hike in 30 years, despite pandemic

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Thursday (18 November) the biggest increase in British defence spending since the end of the Cold War, EURACTIV has learned.

UK unveils £12bn Ten Point Plan for net-zero transition

Clean hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCS), zero-carbon transport and offshore wind are all key pillars of Boris Johnson's Ten Point Plan to push the UK towards net-zero emissions. EURACTIV's media partner, edie.net, reports.
Brexit 09-11-2020

UK PM Johnson says EU trade deal is ‘there to be done’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday (8 November) a trade deal with the European Union was "there to be done", suggesting his view that the agreement's broad outline was already "pretty clear" was shared in Brussels.
Brexit 26-10-2020

Brexit talks no closer to a deal, say insiders

Britain and the European Union are still a long way from a post-Brexit trade deal, several European sources told AFP Sunday (25 October), as both sides prepared to resume talks this week.
Brexit 22-10-2020

UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday (22 October) after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement.
Brexit 19-10-2020

UK says door remains ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade deal

Britain still wants to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union despite the current deadlock, a senior government minister insisted ahead of fresh talks Monday (19 October).
Brexit 16-10-2020

EU has ‘abandoned’ trade pact with UK, says Johnson

The United Kingdom appeared to be on the brink of walking away from talks on a trade deal with the EU after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday (16 October) that the EU had “abandoned the idea of a free trade deal.”
Brexit 15-10-2020

Brexit talks’ fate hangs in balance at EU summit

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared himself disappointed in the progress of post-Brexit trade talks Wednesday (14 October), but he will wait for news from an EU summit before deciding whether to pull the plug.
Coronavirus 15-10-2020

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

France on Wednesday (14 October) became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions.
Brexit 08-10-2020

Time to put ‘cards on the table’, Michel tells UK’s Johnson

It is "time for the UK to put its cards on the table" over a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU,  European Council President Charles Michel said on Wednesday (7 October) after a call with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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