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UK #Brexit rules to ‘turn off tap’ of low-skilled foreign labour

UK #Brexit rules to ‘turn off tap’ of low-skilled foreign labour

| February 17, 2020

Britain will “turn off the tap” of foreign, low-skilled labour and require all skilled workers wishing to come to the country to have a job offer and meet salary and language requirements as it sets post-Brexit rules from next year, writes Costas Pitas. Britain formally left the European Union at the end of January but […]

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France to be vigilant on British #Brexit freeports – minister

France to be vigilant on British #Brexit freeports – minister

| February 14, 2020

France will be watching carefully for any sign of unfair competition from Britain if it goes ahead with plans to set up freeports after Brexit, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said, writes Marine Pennetier. Britain formally left the EU on 31 January but remains subject to EU laws and regulations during a transition […]

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France says goods entering EU from Britain must meet bloc’s standards

France says goods entering EU from Britain must meet bloc’s standards

| February 14, 2020

France wants to ensure that all goods entering the European Union from Britain comply fully with EU standards under any post-Brexit trade deal, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told BFM TV on Thursday (13 February), writes Sudip Kar-Gupta.

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#Brexit – ‘Equivalence is not a permanent subscription, it is a revocable privilege’

#Brexit – ‘Equivalence is not a permanent subscription, it is a revocable privilege’

| February 13, 2020

The European Parliament has adopted by an overwhelming majority its position on the negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom. The resolution was jointly drafted by all pro-European political groups and contains clear positions on all aspects of the future relationship. The European Parliament makes clearer and sharper statements on fair competition (“level […]

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Britain beyond #Brexit – Johnson reshapes government

Britain beyond #Brexit – Johnson reshapes government

| February 13, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government today (13 February), appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party and the country, writes Elizabeth Piper. The reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as some commentators had suggested, based on […]

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#Brexit – EU-UK future relations: ‘Level playing field’ crucial to ensure fair competition

#Brexit – EU-UK future relations: ‘Level playing field’ crucial to ensure fair competition

| February 13, 2020

Parliament wants the future association agreement with the UK to be as deep as possible© Thaut Images/Adobe Stock ©Thaut Images/Adobe Stock  Parliament has called for a ‘level playing field’ to be guaranteed through robust commitments, and “dynamic alignment” of EU-UK rules. On Wednesday (12 February), the European Parliament adopted a resolution providing MEPs’ initial input […]

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EU should offer UK ‘equivalence’ on #FinancialServices – #Javid

EU should offer UK ‘equivalence’ on #FinancialServices – #Javid

| February 12, 2020

The European Union should continue to recognize Britain’s financial services industry as meeting equivalent regulatory standards when a Brexit transition period ends next year, Finance Minister Sajid Javid (pictured) said on Tuesday (11 February), writes David Milliken. “On day one we will have exactly the same rules,” Javid said in parliament, after a lawmaker asked […]

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