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Johnson plans #Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn

Johnson plans #Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn

| June 3, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed before autumn, the Financial Times newspaper reported, writes Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. “We need a broad agreement in place by the summer,” an unnamed […]

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Britain puts forward its own emissions trading system to replace EU’s

Britain puts forward its own emissions trading system to replace EU’s

| June 3, 2020

The United Kingdom has put forward its own Emissions Trading System (ETS) to replace the European Union’s system for trading carbon emissions, which Britain will leave at the end of this year as the Brexit transition period ends, write Susanna Twidale in London and Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. The UK-wide ETS, which will put a […]

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#Brexit – UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM’s spokesman

#Brexit – UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM’s spokesman

| June 2, 2020

Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting today (2 June) will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, writes Elizabeth Piper. “We hope this latest round is constructive and we hope that it will keep the […]

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Johnson to go to Brussels next month for #Brexit talks

Johnson to go to Brussels next month for #Brexit talks

| May 29, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resume Brexit talks in Brussels next month, The Times newspaper reported  on Thursday (28 May), write Sabahatjahan Contractor and Kanishka Singh. Britain’s negotiator with the European Union, David Frost, said Johnson will meet the presidents of the European Commission and Council to formally assess the state of the talks, […]

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UK can help companies prepare for #Brexit and #COVID-19 says Gove

UK can help companies prepare for #Brexit and #COVID-19 says Gove

| May 29, 2020

The British government is working with businesses to help them prepare for the departure from the European Union even as it helps them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, cabinet office minister Michael Gove (pictured) said on Wednesday (27 May), writes Kate Holton. “We are not considering an implementation phase,” he told a parliamentary committee, adding […]

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Cummings and his #Brexit friends leave when they should stay, quips EU’s Tusk

Cummings and his #Brexit friends leave when they should stay, quips EU’s Tusk

| May 28, 2020

A senior European Union politician couldn’t help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain’s row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is accused of violating coronavirus travel curbs, writes Gabriela Baczynska. Cummings refused to resign on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong by […]

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#Brexit – It takes two to tango – time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetableIt takes two to tango: Time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetable

#Brexit – It takes two to tango – time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetableIt takes two to tango: Time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetable

| May 27, 2020

“As the third round of negotiations on the EU-UK future partnership takes off, the EPP Group is worried by the lack of progress and calls on the UK government to engage constructively in all areas of the negotiations,” said Christophe Hansen MEP, the European Parliament’s negotiator of the post-Brexit agreement. “It takes two to tango. […]

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