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?
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reports on last week's European summit during plenary session at European Parliament in Brussels on October 21, 2020. Photo: Olivier Hoslet / Pool / AFP
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnie […]

UK-EU Brexit talks back on as clock ticks to trade deadline

European Union negotiators headed to London on Thursday to resume Brexit trade talks after Britain called off a boycott, with both sides vowing to work round the clock to seal a deal in the time left
03.02.2020, Hamburg: A British (r) and a European flag stand on the window sill in the office of the Brexit Coordination Office of the Hamburg Senate Chancellery. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
03.02.2020, Hamburg: A British (r) and a […]

Johnson expects no-deal Brexit unless EU makes ‘fundamental change’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready for the scenario of not reaching an agreement unless the European Union is prepared to change its trade policy with Britain.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outside 10 Downing Street in central London on January 8, 2020, ahead of a meeting. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson a […]

UK PM to talk to EU chief as Brexit talks run out of time

Britain's PM Boris Johnson will talk to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday as both sides blame each other for blocking progress in post-Brexit trade talks ahead of a key EU summit
From January 1, 2021, following the end of the transition period, UK banks will be deprived of their "passporting" rights that have allowed them to offer services across the European Union. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
From January 1, 2021, following the end […]

UK expats count Brexit impact as banks shut accounts

For Roger Morton and his wife living in France -- and many other UK expats across the European Union -- Brexit is causing the closure of their British banking services
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