The European Union and UK have reached an unofficial agreement on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland and its land border to the EU. The deal is not tied to last-gasp trade talks, but could help grease the wheels. The co-chairs of the EU-UK joint committee on Tuesday announced an agreement in principle pertaining in large part to the Irish border issue.
Brussels on Tuesday launched legal action against Cyprus and Malta over their controversial golden passport schemes for wealthy investors, saying they were illegal and undermined EU citizenship.
Two of the leading international seafood expos and fisheries business hubs have been suspended as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Diversified Communications, which organizes the Seafood Expo North America in Boston said the event, scheduled for March 15/17 has been postponed.
Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world. There were celebrations and tears across the country as the EU's often reluctant member became the first to leave an organization set up to forge unity among nations after the horrors of World War II.
The number of cod which can be legally caught by the UK's fishermen will be halved next year. It was agreed in the early hours of Wednesday at Brussels talks on fishing quotas for 2020.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to skeptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the way for him to deliver his promise to leave the bloc on Oct 31.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go to Brussels early Thursday in a move to have some useful meetings for a Brexit deal, Beth Rigby, Sky News political editor, said in a tweet on Wednesday. Citing a senior ministerial source, Rigby added that a dawn dash is likely and a deal is close but Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party is still not over line.
Britain and Europe's top Brexit negotiators sit down together on Friday to test what British and Irish leaders say might be a pathway to a deal. Technical talks on an agreement to govern Britain's EU divorce are stalled, just days before what had been billed as a last chance European summit.
Britain's new Brexit plan got a cool reception on Wednesday in Brussels, where European officials highlighted problems and their chief negotiator warned it left “a lot of work” to be done.
Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday urged whoever succeeds her to get Britain out of the EU quickly but with a deal, as she met the bloc's leaders just days after announcing her resignation. May looked relaxed and smiled for the cameras as she arrived at a Brussels summit, the first one in many months that did not require her to wrangle with European colleagues over Brexit.