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 stars of an EU flag shine through the flag of the United Kingdom. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
The stars of an EU flag shine through th […]

EU, Britain start fourth round of trade talks after trading blows

Great Britain and the European Union are about to start negotiating a possible post-Brexit trade deal as well as Britain's future relations with the EU, as part of an 11-month transition plan since Britain had exited the European Union on January 31st earlier this year.
British members of the European Parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats pose for a group picture wearing scarves depicting the EU and the Union Jack flags at the Europa Building in Brussels, on January 29, 2020. Photo: John Thys / AFP
British members of the European Parliame […]

UK holds firm on Brexit extension despite coronavirus

Despite the deadlock in post-Brexit EU trade talks and the coronavirus disruption, London still refuses to consider delaying a December deadline -- and the outbreak may even have toughened its stance
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to members of staff and contractors as she tours the NHS Louisa Jordan field hospital, set up at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on April 10, 2020, to potentially help with extra patients caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - The disease has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 60,000 people nationwide and killed over 8,000, with a daily death toll in England of 866 reported on April 10. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP)
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeo […]

Tensions mount as Scotland goes its own way on virus lockdown

First independence. Then Brexit. Now Scotland's handling of the coronavirus outbreak has stirred up fresh tensions with the UK government, despite an initial unified approach.
Staff prepare beds ready for use inside the NHS Louisa Jordan field hospital, set up in the main hall at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on April 20, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - "From Monday 20 April 2020, the hospital will be equipped and clinically ready to treat patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, if required", a scottish government press release announced. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)
Staff prepare beds ready for use inside […]

Coronavirus highlights role of foreign staff in British hospitals

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the important contribution foreign workers make to Britain's National Health Service, prompting a possible rethink on their immigration status post-Brexit
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