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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”......

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......

Investment deal expected to bolster European dealmaking in China

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – European companies are expected to hunt for assets in China, mainly in insurance, healthcare and automobile sectors, after the world’s second-largest economy and the European Union agreed to an investment deal last month, lawyers and bankers say. FILE PHOTO: The Chinese, European Union (EU) and German......

European regulator approves Moderna Covid vaccine for use in the EU

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers prepared doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at Forand Manor in Central Falls, RI on December 30, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images LONDON — The European Medicines Agency on Wednesday recommended Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for......

EU watchdog starts review of customer charges in funds sector

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LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog launched a review on Wednesday to assess whether customers in the bloc’s 10.8 trillion euro investment funds sector are being overcharged. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said its joint review with national regulators in the EU27 will assess the compliance......

EU worried about Iran enrichment, aims to save nuclear accord

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shakes hands with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of European Commission Josep Borrell in Tehran, Iran, February 3, 2020. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday it regretted......

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......

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

Reuters
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

Reuters
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......

China says EU investment deal gives legally binding market access commitments

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference, in Brussels, Belgium December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the EU have......

Ue-Cina, raggiunto accordo iniziale su investimenti

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends an EU-China video-conference meeting along with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel, at the Fort de Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, France December 30, 2020. Sebastien Nogier/Pool via REUTERS BRUXELLES......

EU, China leaders meet to agree investment deal

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and China are set to agree on Wednesday on an investment deal that will give European companies greater access to Chinese markets. The agreement has been six years in the making and forms part of the EU’s new relationship with China, which the bloc......

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

Reuters
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......

AstraZeneca vaccine not ready for quick European approval, watchdog official says

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FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The European Medicines Authority (EMA) will most likely not be able......

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

Reuters
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......

Turkey, UK to sign free trade deal this week -Erdogan

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the parliament?in Ankara, Turkey, December 23, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday a free trade deal with London would be signed on Tuesday......

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