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Tag: Brexit Falklands

  • Saturday, June 15th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    “Falklands' defense, number one priority whatever the Brexit outcome”

    The Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands confirmed British troops will be in the Falklands for the “foreseeable future”

    The officer in charge of the United Kingdom military in the Falklands has told Forces News that defense of the Islands is the “number one” priority. Brigadier Nick Sawyer, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands said Brexit will not compromise the defense of the British Overseas Territory, whatever the outcome of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

  • Wednesday, June 5th 2019 - 13:01 UTC

    Falkland Islands Reception in London

    The Hon.Roger Edwards,MLA, delivering the key note speech.

    Marking another successful year the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 4th June at Middle Temple, London.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    The Falkland Islands states its position: Preparing for Brexit

    MLAs have had two objectives: to secure continued tariff and quota free trade with the EU27 and UK, and to ensure Falklands are as prepared as possible for any Brexit scenario

    On 23 June 2016, the people of the UK and Gibraltar voted by a majority to leave the European Union (EU). In this article the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) sets out what work has taken place since the referendum to prepare the Falkland Islands for Brexit.

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 04:59 UTC

    Falklands Brexit impact still uncertain as 29 March looms

     MLA Teslyn Barkman said that regardless of the outcome of Brexit, Falklands will need to negotiate a future relationship with the EU independently of the UK

    The possible impact of Brexit on the Falklands is no nearer to gaining definition as UK MPs once again voted against a Brexit deal proposed by Theresa May, as well as voting against the possibility of leaving the European Union (EU) without any sort of deal.

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:10 UTC

    Falkland Islands' Brexit costs considered in the House of Lords

    Lord Jones asked what assessment they had made of the Falklands’ EU exports, and the impact of World Trade Organization tariffs on Islands fisheries.

    The impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands has been raised in the UK’s House of Lords, with Lib Dem Lord Nigel Jones tabling questions to the Foreign Office. Lord Jones asked the government what assessment they had made of the Falklands’ EU exports, and the impact of World Trade Organization tariffs on Islands fisheries.

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 09:06 UTC

    Falklands' health service preparing for a Brexit impact on medical supplies

    KEMH has made contacts with potential suppliers from Turkey, South Africa and Clinica Alemana in Santiago de Chile

    Brexit will hit the supply of medicines to the Falkland Islands, however, it is unclear to what extent, indicated Falklands Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards to Penguin News this week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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