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    • Britain delays post-Brexit import trade controls for a second time

      Britain delays post-Brexit import trade controls for a second time

      Britain has delayed the implementation of some post-Brexit import controls for a second time, saying it would phase in checks through next year rather than impose them now when industry supply chains are under strain, Reuters reported. Industry sources in the logistics and customs sector have said the government's infrastructure was not ready to conduct the full checks by 1 October.

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    • Frightened by Delta, Norway delays reopening

      Frightened by Delta, Norway delays reopening

      Norway is delaying the next major step in easing pandemic restrictionsby the end of the month at the earliest, PM Erna Solberg said on Monday. "There is a risk that the Delta variant will cause a fourth wave of infection in the unvaccinated part of the population, among those who have only received one dose or are in vulnerable groups," she said.

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    • Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      British PM Boris Johnson is expected to confirm on Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India, news wires reported. While hosting the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded over the weekend that he had grown more pessimistic about the government lifting remaining limits on social contact on 21 June after daily cases reported across the UK hit levels not seen since February.

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    • Cannes Film Festival delayed to July after 2020 cancellation

      Cannes Film Festival delayed to July after 2020 cancellation

      The famed Cannes Film Festival, set for May following its coronavirus cancellation last year, will be delayed again, news wires reported. Cannes organisers announced on Wednesday that this year's festival will take place from 6 to 17 July, about two months after its typical period.  The world's most prestigious film festival, which has run for nearly 75 years with few interruptions, is currently hoping the coronavirus recedes enough by summertime.

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    • Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline announce vaccine delay

      Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline announce vaccine delay

      French company Sanofi and Britain's GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Friday their coronavirus vaccine will not be ready for distribution until the end of 2021, news wires reported. "Sanofi and GSK announce a delay in their adjuvanted recombinant protein-based Covid-19 vaccine programme to improve immune response in older adults," according to a statement.

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    • EU-UK trade negotiations to be put into freezer

      EU-UK trade negotiations to be put into freezer

      The EU-UK talks on the post-Brexit relations would most probably be put deep into the freezer mere weeks after being launched due to the coronavirus pandemic, news wires reported. On one hand EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier tested positive for the virus and is under quarantine, while the UK's David Frost is in self-isolation with symptoms, and on the other British PM Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to extend the country’s timetable to finish the talks and leave EU.

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    •  North Macedonia may delay April election over coronavirus

      North Macedonia may delay April election over coronavirus

      North Macedonia's ex-premier urged the country on Monday to postpone a snap poll scheduled for mid-April because of the coronavirus, news wires reported. The small Balkan state, where 19 new coronavirus infections have been recorded, has already imposed heavy restrictions on public life to prevent an outbreak.  The government has banned all public and private gatherings, closed schools and shuttered restaurants and other entertainment venues nationwide.

       

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    • New European Commission to be delayed at least for a month

      New European Commission to be delayed at least for a month

      The new European Commission will not start working on 1 November as initially planned, but will be delayed at least for a month, an European Parliament spokesman said last Wednesday after EP leaders meeting. The Parliament is “willing to vote on time to allow new Commission to start 1 December,” Jaume Duch tweeted, adding that for such a development three new commissioners-designate, from France, Hungary and Romania, should be put forward as soon as possible.

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