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Brexit Referendum and Its Consequences

French state ready to help Eurostar, in talks with UK over matter – minister

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord train station, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Paris, France December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – The French state is ready to help Eurostar – whose business has been hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions......

UK PM, finance minister to meet business leaders on COVID recovery

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrive for a Cabinet meeting, in London, Britain October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will ask 30 business leaders on Monday for their thoughts on......

EU watchdog says some banks trying to circumvent rules after Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some banks outside the European Union are trying to circumvent rules on offering investment services to customers in the bloc, the European Securities and Markets Authority said on Wednesday. “With the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020, some questionable practices by firms around......

Scotland’s seafood exporters dealt new post-Brexit blow

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LONDON (Reuters) – The post-Brexit woes facing Scotland’s fishing industry deepened on Saturday as its biggest logistics provider, DFDS Scotland, said it would halt exports to the European Union through one of its main services until at least Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A fishing boat is seen at Oban harbor in......

Scotland’s seafood exporters dealt new post-Brexit blow

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LONDON (Reuters) – The post-Brexit woes facing Scotland’s fishing industry deepened on Saturday as its biggest logistics provider, DFDS Scotland, said it would halt exports to the European Union through one of its main services until at least Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A fishing boat is seen at Oban harbor in......

Northern Ireland-Britain supply chain at risk of collapse, hauliers warn

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FILE PHOTO: A lorry passes a Brexit themed poster on the road close to the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland near Newry, Northern Ireland, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble DUBLIN (Reuters) – The supply chain between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom is a “boat breakdown”......

Fire crews tackle large blaze at Ireland’s Port of Cork

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – A large fire broke out on Saturday at the southern Irish port of Cork, which recently started offering more direct sailings to mainland Europe to avoid post-Brexit customs arrangements. The blaze began in a grain store at a deepwater berth used for freight services, the port authorities......

Pound climbs against weaker euro, gains seen as temporary

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LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling gained against a broadly weaker euro on Friday, making up some of the losses it sustained against the common currency as the new year began, though it was still on track to end the week in the red. FILE PHOTO: British Pound Sterling banknotes are seen......

Sterling rises against weakening euro, gains seen as temporary

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LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling gained against a broadly weaker euro on Friday, making up some of the losses it sustained against the shared currency as the new year began, though it was still on track to end the week in the red. FILE PHOTO: British Pound Sterling banknotes are seen......

Scottish fishermen halt EU exports over Brexit delays

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FILE PHOTO: View of fishing boats and a net in the coastal town of Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Smith LONDON (Reuters) – Many Scottish fishermen have halted exports to European Union markets after post-Brexit bureaucracy added days to their delivery times and hundreds of pounds to......

EU stance on financial services after Brexit is “problematic” – BoE’s Bailey

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FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London, Britain March 16, 2020. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday that the European Union’s......

UK makes subdued recovery from November lockdown – PMI

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy made only a subdued return to growth in December after shrinking during a four-week England-wide coronavirus lockdown in November, as the large services sector failed to fully recover, a survey showed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England and the City of London financial......

Calais port boss: After Brexit, coronavirus is next challenge

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FILE PHOTO: Jean-Marc Puissesseau, president and chief executive of Port Boulogne Calais, poses in front of the Ferry Terminal in Calais, France, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol CALAIS, France (Reuters) – Now that Britain has finally completed its exit from the European Union, the main challenge for business in the......

PM Johnson says: the state will need to lead – Telegraph

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to a news conference announcing tightening of COVID-19 tiers, at Downing Street in London, Britain December 30, 2020. Heathcliff O’Malley/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that in the post-COVID-19 future the state would need......

Bewildered and angry, Northern Ireland unionists fret over place in UK

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By Natalie Thomas, Amanda Ferguson LARNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – As Northern Ireland’s unionists prepare to celebrate 100 years since the state’s creation cemented their place in the United Kingdom, post-Brexit trade barriers are triggering their deepest fears: being cut off from Britain and pushed towards a united Ireland. A......

Bewildered and angry, Northern Ireland unionists fret over place in UK

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By Natalie Thomas, Amanda Ferguson LARNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – As Northern Ireland’s unionists prepare to celebrate 100 years since the state’s creation cemented their place in the United Kingdom, post-Brexit trade barriers are triggering their deepest fears: being cut off from Britain and pushed towards a united Ireland. A......

Bewildered and angry, Northern Ireland unionists fret over place in UK

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By Natalie Thomas, Amanda Ferguson LARNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – As Northern Ireland’s unionists prepare to celebrate 100 years since the state’s creation cemented their place in the United Kingdom, post-Brexit trade barriers are triggering their deepest fears: being cut off from Britain and pushed towards a united Ireland. A......

Escaping the ‘guillotine’: Brexit deal brings relief to French fishermen

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BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) – French trawler owner Bruno Margolle refuses to talk of victory over British fishermen, when European quotas have been cut and will soon be negotiated annually. But for now, the right to keep on fishing deep into British waters brings considerable comfort. Talks over Britain’s post-Brexit trade......

Ryanair restricts voting rights of non-EU shareholders in Brexit move

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FILE PHOTO: A man stands at a Ryanair check-in desk at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona, Spain, July 26, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair on Tuesday confirmed it would restrict the voting rights of British shareholders from......

UK PM Johnson says trade deal is new starting point for EU relationship

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in Downing Street on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in London, Britain December 24, 2020. Paul Grover /Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed Britain’s trade deal with the European Union as a new......

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