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Brexit fisheries dispute

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EC6.6.2021 – The presence of several hundred patrol boats in the waters around Jersey – one of the picturesque Channel islands that provides offshore banking to the mega-rich – is the latest act in the Brexit farce. Jersey is one of the most patriotic and most pro-Brexit places you will find. Although, adding to the [...]

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Brexit trade deal

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24.12.2020 – The U.K. and the EU finally announced they had struck a deal governing their future trade relations. The deal will avoid tariffs when the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. “We have finally found an agreement. It was a long and winding road but we have got a good deal to show [...]

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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has tested positive for COVID-19

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19.3.2020 – The top Brussels official said on Twitter today (in English as well as French) he is doing well and “in good spirits.” He added: “I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.””For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”Brexit talks between the [...]

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European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement

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30.1.2020-Following the EU Council’s approval, the United Kingdom will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The Bexit agreement has already been approved by the EP. After confirming the deal in the EP, President David Sassoli stated: “I am very sad that we have reached this point [...] 50 years of integration cannot be so [...]

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New Brexit proposal

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17.10.2019 – Michel Barnier hailed the Brexit deal agreed between Brussels and London as a “fair and reasonable result” after days of intensive negotiations.  On customs, both sides agreed to a remarkable balancing act: Northern Ireland will officially be part of the U.K.’s customs territory, meaning that it applies U.K. tariffs and can participate in [...]

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Brexit ‘no-deal’ scenario

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4.9.2019 – With 8 weeks to go until the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October 2019, the Commission has today – in its 6th Brexit preparedness Communication – reiterated its call on all stakeholders in the EU27 to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ scenario. In light of the continued uncertainty in the [...]

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Brexit deadline October 31

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11.4.2019 – European Union leaders agreed to delay the deadline for Britain’s departure from the bloc until October 31, with a review at the end of June, EU diplomats and officials said today. European Council President Donald Tusk met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to present the extension plan. May had asked for Brexit day [...]

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Provisional agreement on visa-free travel

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3.4.2019 – The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposal to grant UK nationals visa-free travel to the EU after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This means that UK nationals will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of [...]

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Theresa May reaches out to opposition

Theresa May Holds Press Conference After All-day Cabinet Meeting

2.4.2019  – The UK prime minister says she will sit down with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to try to find a joint way out of Brexit impasse.heresa May cannot deliver Brexit with the support of her own party. So she’s going to try to deliver it with the support of Jeremy Corbyn instead. In [...]

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EU leaders agreed to postpone Brexit day

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22.3.2019 -  EU leaders proposed two new dates— April 12 and May 22 — that will determine the course of the U.K.’s departure. Both new dates in the EU plan come with conditions, but in either event the original March 29 deadline — the so-called cliff-edge by which Britain would leave the bloc with or [...]

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Can a “No-Deal” Brexit Be Avoided?

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British Prime Minister Theresa May’s party is divided, her cabinet is split, and perhaps half its members are jostling to succeed her. To ensure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union, her government has only one option. It is a near-tragedy that the United States and the United Kingdom – the two countries most identified [...]

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“No” for Brexit in UK

British Prime Minister Arrives In Brussels Ahead Of Brexit Summit

15.1.2019 – British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a record-breaking 230 votes, shrouding the U.K.’s path out of the European Union with doubt. The vote in the House of Commons — 432 against and 202 for — means that the Withdrawal Agreement struck between May’s government and the EU in November [...]

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Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Action Plan in specific sectors

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19.12.2018 – The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels [...]

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UK can withdraw Brexit notification, says EJC

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10.12.2018 – The result will provide a boost to campaigners for a second vote on EU membership. The European Court of Justice ruled today that the U.K. can unilaterally withdraw its notification to leave the European Union without the permission of other EU countries. The ruling in the case — which was brought by a [...]

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Brexit next phase

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8.12.2017-The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It is now for the European Council (Article 50) on 15 December 2017 to decide if sufficient progress has been made, allowing [...]

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