About: Brexit

Politics 26-02-2021

Tweets of the Week: Daft Punk, EUCO, Barnier Farewell

Music masterminds duo is ended, Europe’s vaccine policy needs to be mended and Farewell Mr Barnier, you were totally splendid.
Railways 24-02-2021

France, Britain urged to rescue Eurostar from bankruptcy

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum have called on the French and UK governments to support the financially-moribund Eurostar, as they did with struggling airlines.
Brexit 24-02-2021

Northern Irish Brexit issue is two-way street, says EU’s Sefcovic

Britain must show it is fully using the avenues available under the Brexit divorce deal to minimise trade disruption in Northern Ireland before seeking concessions, a senior EU official said on Tuesday (23 February).
Brexit 22-02-2021

Northern Ireland parties take legal action against Brexit deal

Members of Northern Ireland's two largest pro-British parties are set to take part in legal action challenging part of Britain's divorce deal with the European Union, the parties said on Sunday (21 February).
Brexit 22-02-2021

UK fintechs seek ‘cure for Brexit’ in Lithuania

Thanks in part to Brexit, Lithuania is becoming a fintech hub as a growing number of UK-linked digital financial companies are getting licences there so they can continue to operate in the European Union.
Brexit 18-02-2021

Johnson drafts in trade chief as Brexit enforcer

Boris Johnson on Wednesday (17 February) drafted his chief Brexit negotiator David Frost as a senior minister in his cabinet with a portfolio as Brexit enforcer.
Brexit 15-02-2021

Commission right to call London’s bluff

The UK Government has been shamelessly using the Commission’s gaffe about Article 16 of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol in its attempts to avoid the blame for post-Brexit problems and to lever additional concessions from Brussels, writes Dick Roche.
Brexit 12-02-2021

Amsterdam displaces London as Europe’s top stocks centre after Brexit

Amsterdam has displaced London as Europe's biggest share trading centre after Britain left the European Union's single market, and picked up a chunk of UK derivatives business along the way, according to data published on Thursday (11 February).
Brexit 11-02-2021

EU rejects most UK demands on Northern Ireland trade, concedes on steel

The European Union rejected on Wednesday (10 February) most of Britain's demands for easier trade with Northern Ireland but said it was examining more flexibility on steel.
Brexit 11-02-2021

The Article 16 row is liable to happen again unless lessons are learned

The row over the European Commission's short-lived plan to use the Northern Ireland Protocol to stop exports of COVID-19 vaccines is over for now. But it could easily flare up again, writes John Bruton.
Economy & Jobs 11-02-2021

Don’t wage battle against the City, UK bank governor urges EU

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, on Tuesday (10 February) urged the EU not to wage a regulatory battle against the UK on financial services, warning that “a world in which the EU dictates and determines what rules and standards we have in the UK is not going to work.”
Brexit 10-02-2021

EU will request extension to pass Brexit deal, says UK’s Frost

The UK expects the EU to ask for a two month extension to ratify the new post-Brexit trade deal, David Frost, London's chief negotiator on the pact, told UK lawmakers on Tuesday (9 February).
Brexit 08-02-2021

UK denies 68% drop in EU exports after Brexit deal

The UK government on Sunday (7 February) denied reports by road hauliers that exports to the EU fell by two thirds in the first month of the new UK-EU trade deal, saying: "We do not recognise this figure".
Health 05-02-2021

Countdown to ‘catastrophe’: How the EU fight for COVID shots unfolded

This Reuters report is based on exclusive details of internal EU talks over the past month in diplomatic notes, and interviews of four people present at key meetings to verify them.
Brexit 04-02-2021

UK ‘in denial’ over fisheries losses from Brexit deal

Fishing communities are still counting the costs of lost business resulting from the new bureaucratic requirements for them to export seafood to the EU market and the UK government is in 'denial', industry leaders told UK lawmakers on Thursday (4 February).
Brexit 04-02-2021

Irish government slaps down UK bid to reopen NI protocol

Irish Foreign minister Simon Coveney ruled out on Thursday (4 February) the possibility of the Northern Ireland protocol being scrapped or renegotiated, following growing pressure on the issue from Boris Johnson's UK government.
Brexit 04-02-2021

A disunited kingdom

The EU-made "crisis" with the Northern Ireland Protocol is an opportunity for Boris Johnson to distract domestic audience from the threat that his Brexit spells for the unity of the United Kingdom, writes Dick Roche.
04-02-2021

EU rebuffs UK demand to soften Northern Ireland Brexit trade terms

The EU on Wednesday (3 February) rebuffed a British demand to extend a grace period for checks on goods going from Britain to Northern Ireland, saying the post-Brexit trade treaty gave London enough tools to solve the problems.
Economy & Jobs 03-02-2021

Britain sketches out post-Brexit state aid scheme

Britain wants to establish a more flexible system of subsidy rules than those in place when it was a member of the European Union, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Wednesday (3 February).
Brexit 03-02-2021

Northern Ireland’s ruling party launches campaign to scrap EU’s Brexit border protocol

The leading party in Northern Ireland on Tuesday (2 February) launched a campaign to scrap the protocol for the province that lies at the heart of the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
Brexit 02-02-2021

Northern Ireland suspends some port checks over staff safety concerns

Northern Ireland temporarily suspended some post-Brexit checks at two ports on Monday (1 January) after a local council withdrew staff over concerns for their safety and police said they planned to increase patrols at points of entry.

New rights watchdog to survey post-Brexit fears of EU nationals

The citizens' rights watchdog set up to protect the rights of EU nationals living in the UK is conducting its first survey to understand the level of public concern about living in Britain after Brexit.
Global Europe 01-02-2021

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Britain said it is to apply to join a massive 11-nation free-trade bloc of Asia-Pacific countries this week, not long after quitting the European Union's single market.
Health 30-01-2021

EU backs off jab threat in Britain row as WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’

The European Union on Friday (29 January) backtracked on a threat to restrict exports of coronavirus shots to Northern Ireland in its growing row with Britain, as the WHO warned against "vaccine nationalism".
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