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Tag: Brexit Falklands

  • Wednesday, November 7th 2018 - 06:29 UTC

    Spanish concern with Brexit's consequences for the fishing fleet in UK and Falklands' waters

    Spanish minister Luis Planas admitted that a no deal Brexit will have a direct impact on Spain's fisheries sector and “would demand contingency measures”.

    Growing concern in Spain about the consequences of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, with or without a deal, and its impact on the country's strong fishing industry. The issue has been debated in Spain's congress.

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  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Brexit and the Falkland Islands: Potentially catastrophic?

    Fishing vessel in Falklands waters - In 2017 all loligo squid imported to Spain came from the Falklands

    Brexit could be “potentially catastrophic,” for the Falklands according to a recent UK newspaper article. And by all accounts it could have a serious impact if heavy tariffs were applied to goods exported from the Islands into the EU. But just how bad could it be?

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 19:00 UTC

    Falklands: Brexit on the Brussels fish show menu

    FIFCA Chair Stuart Wallace said Brexit is concerning for many people and stark for local companies: “market for Falklands products is mainly Southern Europe”

    Falkland Islands fishing companies may have attended the Brussels Seafood Show intermittently for over a decade, but the looming specter of Brexit lent this year’s attendance unprecedented significance. For James Bates, Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary, Brexit gave the industry’s stand at the show a clear mandate this year, “it was about being visible at a time when we need to be.”

  • Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:49 UTC

    Falklands' fishing victims of UK Brexit deal, claims Fortuna

    Longliner Rambla, which flies the Uruguayan flag, is owned by a Uruguayan-based company Riljer in which Fortuna Ltd has a major interest.

    “The UK has sold out Falklands fishing for a Brexit era deal,” fishing company Fortuna Ltd Director James Wallace told Penguin News this week. He was replying to much general speculation as to why a Falkland Islands company with a long history of participation in the South Georgia toothfish fishery was refused licenses this season.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 21:39 UTC

    The United Kingdom Needs More Europe, Not Less

     Mike Gapes Labour MP

    By Mike Gapes (*) For the future security and stability of our country, our continent and the world this is the worst possible moment for the UK to be leaving the European Union. Unfortunately, we are planning to leave our European partners at a time when there is going to be less and less agreement amongst the most important countries about how to deal with current and emerging global problems.

  • Friday, July 14th 2017 - 05:55 UTC

    Falklands' post-Brexit concerns on tariffs and politics, outlined to House of Lords

    Meat exports, slaughtered to EU Standards, about 60% is sold into the UK and the remainder into Europe. Therefore, post Brexit, tariffs could apply.

    Concerns about tariffs on Falklands exports post Brexit, and political consequences were outlined by a Falklands' representative giving evidence to a House of Lords committee (the European Union Select Committee) last Tuesday.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 06:25 UTC

    Hague warns on Brexit impact for UK foreign influence, including protecting Falklands

    “Brexit will be damaging to our ability to work with other EU countries, obviously on foreign affairs and influence their outlook overall,” Hague told fellow peers.

    Brexit will “undoubtedly” harm the UK’s ability to work with other EU countries on foreign issues and its influence in the world, warns former Conservative foreign affairs minister William Hague, including protection of the Falkland Islands, and ensuring solidarity among 28 countries.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 10:01 UTC

    Falklands attends UKOTs Brexit implications forum in London

    UKOTs representatives with Minister of State The Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay territories and Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker

    British Overseas Territories representatives, including from the Falkland Islands held a two-day meeting in London to address Brexit implications such as development funds, tariff free fish exports and the right to travel freely through the European Union. The meeting was in the framework of Prime Minister Theresa May's administration initiative to involve all parts of the UK in preparing for the crucial negotiations.

  • Friday, January 20th 2017 - 11:34 UTC

    Falklands reacts and prepares for implications of Theresa May Brexit speech

    Lawmaker Michael Poole said MLAs had watched and read PM’s Brexit speech and “helpfully it provided more detail in relation to UK’s negotiating approach.”

    The United Kingdom's intention to leave the single market as outlined in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday has generated some concerns for the Falkland Islands Government, but a Member of the Legislative Assembly indicated this week they are still confident all will be well for the Islands under post- 2019 arrangements.