About: EU-UK relations

Brexit 06-05-2021

UK-France fishing row escalates as protest descends on Jersey

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent two Navy patrol vessels to Jersey over concerns that French fishermen could blockade its main port in an escalating post-Brexit row.
Agrifood 30-04-2021

Aligning EU-UK phytosanitary measures must be ‘top priority’, warn agri industry

The EU and UK may have finally ratified their trade deal, but question marks remain over how the two partners will align their phytosanitary regulation, which is causing a considerable headache for the agrifood sector. 
Agrifood 29-04-2021

Expert: UK risks farm consolidation, fragmentation post-Brexit

The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
Agrifood 28-04-2021

Geographical indications: what will change after Brexit?

The protection of geographical indications (GIs) is unlikely to cause any great headache after Brexit, although care will be needed when handling it in future trade talks.
Economy & Jobs 18-03-2021

EU’s fund to cover Brexit costs urgently needed, MEPs say

The EU Parliament's regional development committee has discussed the details of the EU's €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve, with lawmakers calling for the fund to be implemented as soon as possible. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 17-03-2021

EU prepared to tighten COVID vaccine exports in veiled threat to UK

The EU said on Wednesday (17 March) it is prepared to tighten COVID vaccine exports to vaccine-producing countries or those with higher vaccination rates if they do not comply with its plea for "openness and reciprocity", in a move seen as a veiled threat to the UK, one of the key vaccine manufacturing countries.
Coronavirus 10-03-2021

EU-UK relations sour amid accusations of vaccine nationalism

Relations between the EU and the UK have soured over the past few days amid accusations of vaccine nationalism as EU lawmakers lambast the UK for only "serving themselves".
Brexit 04-03-2021

Post-Brexit trade deal, the long and bumpy road explained

With the EU and UK having agreed their Trade and Cooperation Agreement just in time for the New Year's Eve deadline, Brexit was supposed to finally be done.
Brexit 24-02-2021

EU-UK to debate extensions for Irish customs waiver

EU and UK officials will discuss on Wednesday (24 February) the possibility of extending the ‘grace periods’ that exempt goods crossing the Irish Sea border from new customs checks introduced by the new trade arrangement.
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 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.
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".
Brexit 28-01-2021

A question of moral leadership

Out of the EU, the UK is in a foreign policy tailspin. Boris Johnson’s moral leadership is in question and government decisions are tarnishing diplomatic relations, writes Emilie-Louise Purdie.
Brexit 26-01-2021

EU will resolve embassy row with UK despite ‘unfriendly signal’, says Borrell

The EU’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, insisted on Monday (25 January) that the EU and UK would resolve a diplomatic row over the status of the bloc’s ambassador to London, though he warned that the UK’s intransigence was “not a friendly signal”.