Brexit deal within reach in last-ditch talks, but doubts remain

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Customs Union, DUP, EU summit, Hard Brexit, Irish backstop, Michel Barnier, News|

Britain and the EU made headway on Tuesday (15 October) in last-ditch talks on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders' summit, but with just hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on 31...

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EU warns Turkey over ‘illegal’ drilling off Cyprus

By |junij 19th, 2019|Alexis Tsipras, Customs Union, Cyprus, Donald Tusk, EU-Turkey, human rights, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore gas, Turkey|

The European Union on Tuesday (18 June) hit out at Turkey for its "illegal drilling activities" off Cyprus and warned of possible retaliation over the controversial gas exploration bid.

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‘Something has to give,’ Barnier tells Brexit Britain

By |februar 12th, 2019|Brexit, Customs Union, Jeremy Corbyn, Michel Barnier, News, Theresa May, Xavier Bettel|

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday (11 February) British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc - as proposed by the opposition Labour party - to break the impasse over their loomin...

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May rejects pivot towards Brexit customs union compromise

By |februar 11th, 2019|Brexit, Customs Union, Irish backstop, Jeremy Corbyn, Michel Barnier, News, Stephen Barclay, Theresa May|

British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea of targeting a customs union with the European Union, pouring cold water on hopes from some that she could shift her Brexit policy to win over the opposition Labour Party.

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Agri-food sector calls for foodstuffs ‘ fast-track’ in case of no-deal Brexit

By |februar 8th, 2019|agri-food sector, Brexit, CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, Customs Union, Food safety, FoodDrinkEurope, foodstuffs, Michel Barnier, News|

European farmers, agri-traders and food makers are lobbying EU negotiators to consider unilateral contingency measures specific for foodstuffs, as current preparedness procedures alone would not be enough to avoid a harsh impact of no-deal Brexit on th...

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UK to ease customs checks on EU goods in event of no-deal Brexit

By |februar 5th, 2019|Brexit transitional deal, customs, Customs Union, Hard Brexit, News, post-Brexit trade, United Kingdom|

Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday (5 February).

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A revised Political Declaration could prevent hard Brexit

By |februar 4th, 2019|Association agreement, Brexit, Customs Union, Hard Brexit, Irish backstop, News, Theresa May|

In time for Theresa May's visit to Brussels this week, Andrew Duff has written an improved version of the Political Declaration accompanying the Withdrawal Agreement, as a basis to prevent a hard Brexit.

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UK cabinet chaos as May tries to steady the ship

By |november 16th, 2018|Brexit, conservative party, Customs Union, Democratic Unionist Party, Dominic Raab, DUP, Esther McVey, Irish border, Jacob Rees-Mogg, News, Northern Ireland, Theresa May, UK, United Kingdom|

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was defiant on Thursday (15 November), as she dismissed claims from government ministers that her draft withdrawal agreement does not deliver the Brexit that the British public voted for.

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Theresa May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit

By |november 15th, 2018|Brexit, Customs Union, Dominic Raab, DUP, Édouard Philippe, Irish border, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, News, Theresa May, Tories|

Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday (15 November) to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years.

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The 585-page draft Brexit agreement in a nutshell

By |november 15th, 2018|Brexit, citizens' rights, Customs Union, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Irish border, Michel Barnier, News, Northern Ireland|

The European Union has published on Wednesday (14 November) the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break.

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