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    • EU calls on London to halt the ''sausage war''

      EU calls on London to halt the ''sausage war''

      EU pushed UK to accept a Swiss-style deal over veterinary differences on agricultural foods differences between Britain and Northern Ireland which has gained popularity as the ''sausage war''. The tension has risen after the Brexit process came into effect, Reuters reported. The issue is sensitive for Northern Ireland, particularly related to chilled meat, because the province’s open border with EU member Ireland is now part of Britain’s frontier with the EU’s single market.

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    • 6m EU citizens apply for UK settlement

      6m EU citizens apply for UK settlement

      UK announced it had received six million applications over its settlement scheme for EU nationals by the campaign deadline on 30 June, Reuters reported. London elaborated that only in the last 30 days prior the deadline were received 400,000 applications.

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    • EU proposes

      EU proposes "sausage war" ceasefire

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire with Britain in a post-Brexit dispute dubbed the "sausage war" by extending a grace period for shipments of certain meat products from mainland UK to Northern Ireland, news wires reported. The Union will also make it easier for medicines and guide dogs to cross the Irish Sea and allow Northern Irish drivers to travel to Ireland with existing insurance documents.

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    • UK unleashes post-Brexit subsidies to business

      UK unleashes post-Brexit subsidies to business

      UK announced plans to amend legislation to spur state financial support to troubled companies and sectors, BBC reported. Britain enjoys its independence to direct subsidies without having to wait for approval by Brussels. The new laws set to replace EU rules will grant the government and councils greater freedom to back businesses.

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    • Brexit, pandemic slashed by half UK exports to EU

      Brexit, pandemic slashed by half UK exports to EU

      The exports of food and drinks from Britain to the European Union have dropped nearly by half due to trade barriers linked to Brexit and Covid-19 lockdowns, BBC reported. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) figures confirm that sales to EU dropped by a total of 47%in the first three months of the year, compared with the same period in 2020.

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    • No breakthrough in UK-EU trade talks

      No breakthrough in UK-EU trade talks

      Britain and the EU failed on Wednesday to agree any solutions to ease post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland, news wires reported. The standoff is not only deepening mistrust between the two sides but could also cloud a weekend G7 summit, according to Reuters.

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    • Brexit adjustment fund makes a step forward

      Brexit adjustment fund makes a step forward

      European Parliament adopted today its position regarding the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve aimed at supporting countries and sectors worst affected by UK withdrawal, the EP press service reported. Talks with the Council will start immediately and MEPs intend to reach a political agreement on 17 June so that funds will be available quickly.

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