Brexit

Britain’s divorce from the EU
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016 – a result that sent shockwaves across the globe. In March 2017, the UK launched the EU exit process, setting a historic and uncharted course to become the first country to withdraw from the bloc by 2019. What will Brexit mean for Britain, the EU and above all Europeans?
Head of the Task Force for Relations with the UK, Michel Barnier, pictured during the debate on EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement at the European Parliament in Brussels, on April 27, 2021. Photo: Olivier Hoslet / Pool / AFP
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Brexit: how it started, how it’s going

The European Parliament is set to vote on the EU's divorce settlement with Britain, the 1,246-page Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Here's what the post-Brexit pact sets out in key areas:
Rockit CEO Sarune Smalakyte pictured during an interview with AFP at the Rockit office hub for fintech founders in Vilnius on February 12, 2021. Photo: Petras Malukas / AFP
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UK fintechs seek ‘cure for Brexit’ in Lithuania

Due in part to Brexit, Lithuania is becoming a fintech hub as a growing number of UK-linked digital financial companies get licences there so they can continue to operate in the EU
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies drive past the Houses of Parliament in London a protest action by fishermen against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions, which they say could threaten the future of the industry, on January 18, 2021. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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Scottish seafood sector takes Brexit protests to London

Scottish fishermen and seafood exporters rally in central London, parking slogan-bearing lorries near parliament in protest at post-Brexit rules they say are threatening the industry's future
ARCHIV - Ein Fischkutter ist am 28.01.2017 auf der Ostsee vor Warnemünde (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) unterwegs, Möwen begleiten den Kutter bei sonnigem Wetter. Naturschutzbelange gegen Fischfanginteressen: Die jährlichen Verhandlungen zu erlaubten Fischfangmengen in der Nordsee und dem Atlantik sind stets ein knallhartes Ringen. (zu dpa «Von Aalen und Quoten - EU-Minister ringen um Fischfang für 2018» vom 12.12.2017) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Raab: British fishing industry’s problems will pass

Brexit trade deal stipulates that EU fishing boats must forego some of their fishing rights in British waters.
A shopper carries purchases after leaving a branch of clothing and food retailer Marks and Spencer in central London on August 18, 2020. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Brexit deal’s ‘rules of origin’ spark trade confusion

Many British businesses are swiftly discovering that they must now pay duties on exports bound for the European Union, despite the breakthrough Brexit free trade deal clinched over Christmas
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