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?
The EU has already launched legal proceedings against the UK after it delayed custom controls on some goods arriving in Northern Ireland from mainland Britain. Photo: Paul Faith / AFP
The EU has already launched legal procee... […]

UK urges EU ‘flexibility’ for post-Brexit N. Ireland trade

Britain and the EU hold key talks about implementing the Brexit deal, with London urging "flexibility" from Brussels over trading arrangements in Northern Ireland blamed for sparking violence
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
Head of the Task Force for Relations wit... […]

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
Rockit CEO Sarune Smalakyte pictured dur... […]

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
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies ... […]

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
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