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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More


Britain beyond Brexit, Johnson reshapes government

02 February, 2020 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, 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. The reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as some commentators had suggested, based on his … Read More


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About 500,000 EU citizens yet to apply for UK residency after Brexit

02 February, 2020 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – An estimated 500,000 European Union nationals in Britain have yet to apply for a new immigration status, which most will need to remain in the country after Brexit. The government is introducing the biggest shake-up of Britain’s border controls in decades, ending the priority given to EU migrants over those from other … Read More


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Brexit trade deal clash: UK and EU spar over rules

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with the two sides setting out very different visions of a future relationship that could result in the most distant of ties. Almost three days since Britain officially left the EU, both sides presented their aims, with the question … Read More


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Brexit at last: Britain leaves EU for an uncertain future

02 February, 2020 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain future, with Brexiteers claiming victory they said marked a new era for the country. In its biggest shift since losing its global empire, the United Kingdom slipped away at 2300 GMT, turning its back after 47 years … Read More


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Brexit to bring new start for EU, no fewer opportunities: commission chief

01 January, 2020 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU will start a new chapter after Britain leaves, with no fewer opportunities as a united force on global issues from climate change to technological transformation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. “Our experience has taught us that strength does not lie in splendid isolation but in … Read More


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EU checks UK compliance with market rules after Brexit

01 January, 2020 6:18 pm 6:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it will check how Britain applies the bloc’s financial rules during the transition period that follows Brexit on Friday. Britain leaves the bloc at 2300 GMT, with a business-as-usual transition period until the end of December when all EU rules still apply. “In the coming 11 … Read More


Britain, hands, Brexit, documents, EU lawmakers, 'au revoir'

Britain hands in Brexit documents as its EU lawmakers say ‘au revoir&...

01 January, 2020 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s ambassador to the European Union handed documents formalising Brexit to a senior EU official on Wednesday, hours before European lawmakers are due to sign off on a deal that will see Britain finally quit the bloc on Friday. Three-and-a-half years after Britons voted to leave, a smiling Tim Barrow passed over … Read More


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Brexit deal officially becomes UK law

01 January, 2020 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The bill implementing Britain’s exit deal with the European Union officially became law on Thursday ahead of the country’s departure from the bloc next week. The legislation passed its final parliamentary stage on Wednesday, after more than three years of bitter wrangling over how, when and even if Brexit should take place. … Read More


As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

01 January, 2020 11:20 am 11:20 am

LONDON (Reuters) – UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, … Read More


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Brexit bill passes in historic vote clearing way for Britain’s exit from ...

01 January, 2020 11:26 pm 11:26 pm

LONDON (Web Desk) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill has passed through its final stage in the House of Commons, clearing the path for Britain to leave the EU at the end of January. According to American based news website ‘Business Insider’, with a 80-strong majority, Johnson’s government raced the Withdrawal Agreement Bill … Read More


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Let’s get Brexit done and end division in 2020, Johnson tells Britons

01 January, 2020 12:16 pm 12:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would bring his divided nation back together next year when Britain leaves the European Union, telling Britons they were set for a “fantastic year and a remarkable decade”. Fresh from winning a large parliamentary majority in an election just over two weeks ago, Johnson said in … Read More


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EU-UK trade deal cannot allow ‘race to the bottom’: EU’s ...

12 December, 2019 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s central interest in forging a free trade agreement with Britain is to agree common social and environmental standards and avoid a “race to the bottom”, the EU chief Brexit negotiator wrote in an opinion piece. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there would be no alignment with … Read More


Brexit and health, Johnson sets out priorities in Queen’s Speech

12 December, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his government’s plans on Thursday, fleshing out how he will honour his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done quickly and boost funding for the state health service. In a ceremony that marks a new parliament, Queen Elizabeth will read out the laws which the … Read More


Britain threatens Brexit cliff-edge to force EU trade deal by December 2020

12 December, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union, betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliff-edge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord. Johnson will use his control of parliament to outlaw any extension … Read More