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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    • 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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    • EU rejects UK demand for changes in the post-Brexit deal

      EU rejects UK demand for changes in the post-Brexit deal

      Brussels immediately rejected UK’s demand for changes in the deal overseeing problematic post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland, Reuters reported. The Northern Ireland protocol was part of the Brexit settlement, backed by PM Boris Johnson, that finally sealed Britain's divorce from the EU four years after voters backed leaving in a referendum.

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    • UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the UK calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides, AP reported. Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that has a land border with the 27-nation bloc. The divorce deal agreed before Britain’s departure means customs and border checks must be conducted on some goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

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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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    • EU citizens get 28-day warning to apply to stay in the UK

      EU citizens get 28-day warning to apply to stay in the UK

      UK government announced on Wednesday that immigration enforcement officials will begin giving EU citizens who live in the UK a 28-day warning to apply to remain, British media reported. But the Home Office will allow people indefinite time to complete an application for settled status if they have a reasonable excuse for delay, BBC noted. The deadline for the EU settlement scheme was set for 30 June but Immigration minister Kevin Foster said anyone whose application was not concluded by that date would not lose out, as their rights were protected in law.

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    • MEPs reach political agreement on €5bn Brexit Adjustment Reserve

      MEPs reach political agreement on €5bn Brexit Adjustment Reserve

      EU legislators reached a political agreement on Thursday on the €5bn Brexit Adjustment Reserve, paving the way for a first payment by December, EP Press service reported. With a budget of €5bn (in 2018 prices - €5.4bn in current prices), the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) will focus on countries and sectors worst affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A first instalment of €1.6bn in pre-financing will be available by December 2021. Two other pre-financing tranches of €1.6bn will be paid at the beginning of 2022 and 2023. The remaining €1bn will be paid in 2025.

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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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