Brexit

    • UK starts replacing EU regulations

      UK starts replacing EU regulations

      Britain is to begin replacing or scrapping EU regulations that were copied into British law before EU divorcet, Brexit minister David Frost said. To avoid uncertainty and confusion as Britain left the EU after 40 years, the government automatically carried thousands of EU laws and regulations into British law so that they would still apply after Brexit.

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    • Germans spent 11% less on British goods

      Germans spent 11% less on British goods

      Britain is expected to drop out of the list of Germany's top 10 trading partners by the end of 2021, official German statistics reported. Germans spent £13.8bn, or nearly 11%, less on British goods in the first six months of 2021, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office, quoted by BBC. Britain has been in Germany's top 10 trading partners since 1950. The change is seen as a result of Brexit-related hurdles and by the end of 2021 UK is seen sliding to 11th spot on the list.

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    • EU posts €69.6bn 6-month trade surplus with UK

      EU posts €69.6bn 6-month trade surplus with UK

      Eurostat announced that the EU exports to Britain posted a 4.7% month on month increase in June while trade with European goods with the rest of the world decreased. At the same time Eurostat noted that imports from UK were "nearly unchanged", Reuters reported. The increased EU exports to Britain are coupled with a 0.6% drop in the bloc's exports to the rest of the world on the month, Eurostat said.

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    • Vodafone resumes roaming charging for travelers to EU

      Vodafone resumes roaming charging for travelers to EU

      The UK mobile operator Vodafone announced it would re-enforce roaming charges for its customers who travel to countries from the EU. The clients of the company will have to pay at least £1 per day for the usage of their phones in EU countries, BBC reported. Vodafone copies plans from rival EE, announced in June.

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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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