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Brexit 23-07-2021

Von der Leyen rejects UK bid to reopen Irish protocol

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday (22 July) insisted that the EU would not reopen the controversial Northern Ireland protocol, a key part of the Brexit agreement with the UK, just a day after Boris Johnson’s published a paper setting out its plans to renegotiate it.
Brexit 22-07-2021

EU rejects UK demand for new post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland

Britain demanded on Wednesday (21 July) that the European Union agree to rewrite a deal overseeing problematic post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc, a call immediately rejected by Brussels.
Brexit 21-07-2021

UK accuses EU of ‘seeking to undermine’ Gibraltar status

The UK government on Tuesday (20 July) accused the European Union of “seeking to undermine the UK’s sovereignty over Gibraltar”, warning that the bloc’s plans “cannot form a basis for negotiations”.
Brexit 09-07-2021

UK will set out plans to overhaul Irish protocol in weeks, say ministers

The UK plans to publish new plans aimed at overhauling the Northern Ireland Protocol later this month, ministers said on Thursday (8 July).
Brexit 07-07-2021

EU urges UK to accept Swiss-style deal to end agri-food standoff

The European Union urged London on Tuesday (6 July) to consider a Swiss-style veterinary agreement with Brussels on agri-foods to end a post-Brexit 'sausage war' row over certain goods moving between Britain and its province of Northern Ireland.

UK will not extend settlement scheme deadline for EU nationals

EU nationals living in the UK have a week until a 30 June deadline to apply for settled status, after officials confirmed that the cut-off date would not be extended.
Global Europe 22-06-2021

Britain begins negotiations to join trans-Pacific trade deal

Britain will begin negotiations on Tuesday (22 June) to join a trans-Pacific trade deal that it sees as crucial to its post-Brexit pivot away from Europe and towards geographically more distant but faster-growing economies.
Brexit 21-06-2021

Former UK speaker Bercow denounces Johnson and defects to Labour

The colourful former speaker of Britain's House of Commons John Bercow said he has left the Conservatives to join the opposition Labour Party, saying the country is "sick of lies" under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Brexit 18-06-2021

UK suffers ‘disaster’ £2bn drop in EU exports

In the first three months of this year, the UK food and drink sector has taken a £2 billion hit in lost exports to the EU, described by the industry as a ‘disaster’, according to new figures published on Friday (18 June).
Brexit 16-06-2021

Little progress, little time left to resolve Irish customs row, warns UK minister

Little progress is being made towards breaking the impasse with the EU on the customs procedures for goods travelling to Northern Ireland and time is running out, the UK's Brexit minister David Frost admitted on Wednesday (16 June), adding that London was "keeping all options open".
Brexit 11-06-2021

Macron plays on EU unity as Brexit row overshadows summit

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to portray a united European front at the G7 summit on Friday (11 June), tweeting a picture of the five EU leaders together, in a thinly veiled warning to the UK that the EU is united about the implementation of the Brexit agreement.
Brexit 11-06-2021

Elton John says Brexit a ‘catastrophe’ for new generation of UK singers

Elton John on Thursday (10 June) warned of a lost generation in the UK's music industry because of post-Brexit curbs on touring in the European Union.
Brexit 08-06-2021

War of words intensifies on Northern Ireland Protocol dispute

The war of words between UK and EU officials is continuing ahead of a crunch meeting on the Northern Ireland Protocol, when Brexit Minister David Frost is due to meet European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic in London.
Brexit 03-06-2021

EU and UK agree fishing deal amid Channel row

The EU and the UK on Wednesday (1 June) concluded an agreement setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks for 2021, the first annual deal under the new trade pact between London and Brussels.
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Politics 28-05-2021

Erasmus after Brexit: what comes next for British young people?

The shock announcement at the end of 2020 that the UK will be leaving the Erasmus+ Programme sparked disbelief and disappointment on both sides of the Channel.  After a chaotic year with disruption to education, jobs and wellbeing in the...
Brexit 26-05-2021

EU-UK trade dropped by a quarter following Brexit, new data shows

Trade between the UK and the EU dropped by almost a quarter in the first three months after the UK left the bloc’s single market, according to data published on Tuesday (25 May) by the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
Brexit 24-05-2021

France warns UK not to ‘play’ with Northern Ireland Brexit deal

France's European affairs minister warned Britain not to play games with special post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland, as fears rise of a summer of violence in the province.
Brexit 21-05-2021

UK set to offer unfettered access to meat imports in Australia trade pact

The United Kingdom is expected to sign an ambitious liberalising trade pact with Australia, its first major new trade deal since leaving the EU, following a row between cabinet ministers on whether to open up the UK market to meat imports.
Brexit 18-05-2021

UK risks higher inequality that any EU country except Bulgaria: Think-tank

Britain faces a decade of major public policy challenges that could reduce economic performance to nearer that of struggling Italy, and increase inequality to the level of Bulgaria, Europe's powerhouse, a think-tank said on Tuesday (18 May).
Brexit 18-05-2021

UK underestimated impact of Northern Ireland Protocol, concedes Frost

The UK government underestimated the impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Brexit minister David Frost conceded on Monday (17 May), as he warned UK lawmakers that talks with EU officials had failed to break an impasse on the implementation of border checks.

UK launches carbon market – without link to Europe

Britain will start its own market for trading fossil fuel emission permits this week, but with no sign of a link to the European Union's market, prices could end up being more volatile than the EU's.
Elections 17-05-2021

Northern Ireland’s unionists elect Poots, a creationist, as new DUP leader

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on Friday (14 May) elected Edwin Poots as new leader, handing the hardliner the immediate task of choosing a new first minister in the British-ruled province.
Brexit 13-05-2021

One in four EU citizens fear discrimination compared to UK nationals

A quarter of EU citizens living in the UK do not feel they are treated equally to UK citizens, according to the first survey of EU citizens by the watchdog set to protect their rights published on Thursday (13 May).
Digital & Media 10-05-2021

French TV news channels gave EU-related topics only 2.3% of airtime in 2020

EU-related news was given only 2.3% of airtime on French TV news in 2020 and most of it was devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study by the Jean Jaurès Foundation in partnership with the French Audiovisual Institute (INA) revealed. EURACTIV France reports.