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LONDON – First own human rights sanctions target Russia and Saudis

By |julij 7th, 2020|News|

The UK on Monday (6 July) unveiled sanctions on 49 people and organisations behind the most “notorious” human rights abuses of recent years, for the first time independently as previously it has followed EU and UN sanctions regimes. The new...

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UK faces extra €2bn EU pensions bill

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Brexit withdrawal agreement, EU pensions, News|

The UK faces being slapped with a surprise €2 billion EU pensions bill, as a result of a 21% increase in EU officials' pension liabilities.

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Belgium and most EU countries exempted from UK travel restrictions

By |julij 3rd, 2020|coronavirus exit strategy, News, Quarantine|

The UK will lift its two week quarantine requirements for people travelling to and from most EU countries from next week, as Boris Johnson’s government continues to ease restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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LONDON – BBC swings the axe

By |julij 3rd, 2020|News|

One in six BBC England staff, a total of 450 jobs, will be made redundant as part of deep cuts to taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s regional television and radio services. Already under pressure from Boris Johnson’s Conservative government which wants to review...

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Post-Brexit trade pact suffers setback as ‘disagreements’ end talks early

By |julij 2nd, 2020|EU-UK trade talks, News, post-Brexit trade|

The prospects of a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal being brokered this year suffered a new setback on Thursday (2 July) as the first round of in-person talks since the coronavirus pandemic broke up a day earlier with both sides citing ‘significant disagreements’.

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The Brief – Global Britain: We’re just not that into EU

By |julij 2nd, 2020|News, The Brief|

As vacuous slogans go, ‘Global Britain’, launched when Theresa May took over Brexit Britain from David Cameron in 2016, has been hard to beat. In 2018, UK lawmakers urged the government to set out what its international partners could expect...

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COVID-19 pandemic poses new risks to EU citizens in UK, rights groups warn

By |julij 1st, 2020|citizens' rights, News, Settled Status|

The coronavirus pandemic risks creating new problems and uncertainty for potential applicants to the UK's EU Settlement Scheme and those who have already been given pre-settled status, citizens’ rights groups have warned Boris Johnson's government.

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The Brief – Keep out, Karlsruhe

By |junij 30th, 2020|News, The Brief|

After the sound and fury from Karlsruhe in May, the German Constitutional Court’s misguided attempt to rage against the European machine appears to have ended with something of a whimper.

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UK sets September deadline for EU trade deal

By |junij 30th, 2020|Brexit, EU-UK trade talks, News|

The UK has earmarked September as its deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal with the EU after negotiators held their first face-to-face meetings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Brief – The battle for hearts and minds rages on

By |junij 26th, 2020|News, The Brief|

The four year anniversary of the Great Liberation - or Great Unpleasantness - depending on your point of view, passed without much comment this week. For those in the UK, and most of Europe, who were heartily fed up of the never-ending futility of Brex...

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