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Brexit 15-10-2021

Britain calls for 800 foreign butchers to avoid pig cull

Britain will offer six-month emergency visas to 800 foreign butchers to avoid a mass pig cull, after farmers complained that an exodus of workers from abattoirs and meat processors had left the pork sector fighting for survival.
Brexit 05-10-2021

Brexit cold turkey: UK tries to kick 25-year imported labour habit

The United Kingdom's 25-year-old model of importing cheap labour has been up-ended by Brexit and COVID-19, sowing the seeds for a 1970s-style winter of discontent complete with worker shortages, spiralling wage demands and price rises.
Brexit 01-10-2021

Chaos in the UK: pumps dry, medicines disrupted and pig cull fears

More than two thousand British gas stations were still dry on Thursday due a shortage of drivers which was starting to disrupt deliveries to pharmacies, while farmers warned a lack of butchers could lead to a massive cull of pigs.
Brexit 29-09-2021

‘No thank you, Prime Minister’, Polish trucker says to British Christmas visa offer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposed three-month working visa for European truckers just isn't a sweet enough deal to convince 35-year-old Polish truck driver Jakub Pajka to go back to Britain. And he's not alone.
Brexit 27-09-2021

Long queues and fuel rationing as Britain faces truck driver shortage

Lengthy queues of vehicles snaked their way to gas stations in Britain where an acute shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel rationing and some pumps running dry, and prompted the government to consider issuing temporary work visas.
Brexit 15-09-2021

UK delays full post-Brexit border checks from EU

Britain on Tuesday (14 September) said it would push back its implementation of full post-Brexit borders checks on goods from the European Union, as the pandemic, red tape and new immigration rules fuel supply problems.
Transport 30-08-2021

UK mulls easing post-Brexit immigration rules to end truck driver shortage

British ministers will consider easing post-Brexit immigration rules to help end a shortage of truck drivers amid mounting pressure from supermarket chains, The Times newspaper reported.
Agrifood 26-03-2020

Farmers warn of far-reaching COVID-19 effects on EU agriculture

A new report from farmers’ association COPA-COGECA outlines the multi-faceted ways in which COVID-19 is leaving its mark on the agricultural sector, from flower growers to meat producers.

Austria deports refused refugees in training and education

Refugees in Austria who are refused asylum are rigorously deported, even if they are halfway through their training or education. There are now appeals from the Austrian economy to Chancellor Kurz. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 31-08-2017

Farmers’ confidence rises everywhere except in Brexit-stricken UK

Farmers surveyed in 10 EU member states share a positive outlook on the future, except for the UK. British farmers' drop in confidence drives low investment levels, which in turn is negative for the sector's future.