UK-EU negotiations

Modalities of Brexit transition come into focus as businesses take unilateral decisions
Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

Modalities of Brexit transition come into focus as businesses take unilateral decisions

The current focus in policy discussions related to Brexit on both sides of the Channel is on a possible transition period to avoid an economically abrupt and damaging ‘cliff edge’. Economic players deplore a gap between the timeframes imposed by their business imperatives and the realities of the negotiations, including …

British government releases post-Brexit trade policy strategy paper
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British government releases post-Brexit trade policy strategy paper

The Department for International Trade released its first formal trade policy strategy for a Britain leaving the European Union. With this document, entitled Preparing for our future UK trade policy, for the first time in its one-year existence the department formally sets out the direction in which it intends to …

Plenary session Week 40 2017 in Strasbourg - State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom
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Blog – European Parliament on Brexit – key points from trade perspective

On Tuesday (3 October 2017) the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution on the current state of play of Britain’s Article 50 withdrawal process from the European Union. The report is a reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May’s September 22 Florence speech. The European Parliament will have …

Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon
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Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon

  Britain is heading straight into the ‘cliff edge’ scenario. It’s time for both Britain and the EU to significantly change tack before it’s too late and Armageddon sets in, argues Iana Dreyer.   Both the United Kingdom and the European Union are aiming for a “smooth” and “orderly” withdrawal …