How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

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The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back. What’s Going On?

A peace agreement nearly a quarter-century ago helped transform Northern Ireland after decades of bitter conflict. But new issues are reawakening old feuds.

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Northern Ireland Sees Spasm of Violence as Old Tensions Resurface

Brexit and Covid have brought longtime grievances to the surface and protests to the streets.

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How Brexit Ruined Easter for Britain’s Chocolate Makers

Exports of chocolate to Europe have turned into a nightmare of paperwork and delays, making fine British chocolate scarce in Europe.

#chocolate, #customs-tariff, #easter-and-holy-week, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it has embraced anti-migrant authoritarianism.

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U.K. Government, Sensing an Opportunity, Wraps Itself in the Flag

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative allies have seized on a dispute over ostentatious displays of the Union Jack as a way to keep opponents on the defensive.

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Johnson Hopes Vaccine Success Can Inoculate Him Against Brexit Critics

The British prime minister is riding high on a strong vaccine rollout, despite a bumpy departure from the European Union and earlier pandemic missteps.

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‘Global Britain’: Boris Johnson Pins U.K. Future on U.S. Ties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s blueprint for Britain’s economic, security and diplomatic future is a tighter embrace of Washington, with policies aligning London with President Biden.

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Europe Says Britain Is Violating International Law Over Northern Ireland

Brussels says Britain has broken its legal agreement governing trade with Northern Ireland. Britain has denied breaking the deal, saying its move is a temporary measure to relieve bottlenecks.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland

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Piers Morgan Can’t Wait to Bring the Worst of America Home

British TV executives see opportunity — and money to be made — in bringing American cable-style clashes to their screens.

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Britain Delays Brexit Border Checks for Goods Coming From Europe

The decision amounted to an embarrassing admission by the government that Britain was still not prepared to implement the terms of its withdrawal from the European Union.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

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The U.K. Got Covid Vaccines Right. How?

Just a few weeks ago, Britain looked sickly and alone. Then things started to go very well indeed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Ugly Divorce Between Britain and Brussels Is Just Getting Started

As trade disputes pile up, the blame game evident in the early months of the split suits domestic political needs on both sides.

#brussels-belgium, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977

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Could Brexit Destroy British Fashion?

Already pushed to the breaking point by the pandemic, designers, manufacturers and retailers claim the newly-negotiated Brexit deal is a disaster.

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Brexit Was Sold as Taking Back U.K. Control. Post-Brexit Is Out of Control.

With Britain out of the European Union, companies that trade with the continent are contending with expensive disruptions to their businesses and a plunge in exports.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

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Solidarity Is Not an Easy Sell as E.U. Lags in Vaccine Race

Europe’s collective vaccine purchase is an experiment in deeper integration. Despite a rocky start, many countries still stand to benefit, but it’s the most powerful who have least to gain.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U.

Buoyed by Britain’s vaccination procurement and rollout success, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is threatening to reverse a deal signed with the bloc over the territory’s trading arrangements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Top E.U. Official Comes Under Fire in Vaccine Wars

Ursula von der Leyen has largely stayed away from the limelight while driving the handling of a crisis and letting subordinates take the blame.

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E.U. Makes a Sudden and Embarrassing U-Turn on Vaccines

Already criticized for a slow rollout for its 27 members, Brussels retreated on export controls linked to Ireland and Brexit.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape

British ports expected gridlock after post-Brexit trade rules began on Jan. 1. Instead, some are nearly empty as truckers stay away, reluctant to spend hours waiting for newly required export documents.

#europe, #european-union, #ferries, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #trucks-and-trucking

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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In a Slight to E.U., U.K. Says Not All Ambassadors Are Equal

Just weeks into its official break from the bloc, Britain is refusing to grant the bloc’s ambassador the same status as other top diplomats.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

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For One British Industry, Brexit’s Red Tape Is Just Beginning

Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.

#basf-se, #chemicals, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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For Britain’s Chemical Industry, Brexit’s Red Tape Is Just Beginning

Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.

#basf-se, #chemicals, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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For Some Scottish Seafood Businesses, Brexit Could Be a Death Knell

Daunting new paperwork could cause border delays that would ruin entire shipments — and their businesses.

#great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #scotland, #seafood

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A Week Into Full Brexit, the Pain for U.K. Businesses Has Arrived

As Britain adjusts to life outside of the European Union, businesses are contending with delays, service cancellations and piles of paperwork.

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Britain Has Lost Itself

My grandparents, who fled Nazi Germany for Britain, would be heartbroken to see the country today.

#europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Brexit Customs Checks Make a Quiet Debut at U.K. Ports

Starting the new rules on a holiday helped, with some predicting more confusion and backups in the days ahead.

#dover-england, #european-union, #eurotunnel, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #transportation

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Gibraltar Gets Its Own Brexit Deal With Spain

Spain and the European Union will share oversight over the flow of goods and people to the British territory, which worried about being left isolated and economically pinched outside the bloc.

#european-union, #frontex, #gibraltar, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #spain, #territorial-disputes

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Brexit’s Silver Lining for Europe

Both sides lost in Britain’s departure, but the European Union has been galvanized. And the Biden administration will encounter European allies bent on their own “strategic autonomy.”

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Brexit, Lockdown and a Vaccine: A Head-Spinning Day of Change in U.K.

Britain put millions more people under severe virus restrictions and approved a new vaccine, while Parliament approved a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.

#astrazeneca-plc, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.K. Parliament Set to Approve Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Legislators were hurriedly reading through the more than 1,200-page agreement and were expected to vote in favor on Wednesday afternoon.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

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U.K. Mourns the End of Erasmus Program in Wake of Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to replace the E.U.-wide Erasmus program with a national version, but former participants and university officials say the decision is shortsighted.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #international-study-and-teaching, #politics-and-government, #youth

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Brexit Deal Done, Britain Now Scrambles to See if It Can Work

Britain is finally departing from the European Union, but its formal exit is only the beginning of a high-stakes experiment to unstitch commercial relations across an integrated continent.

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Brexit Deal Poses Threat to Boris Johnson and U.K. Conservative Party

Conservatives are united for now over the British prime minister’s trade deal, but as details emerge, he could face challenges from hard-liners and business groups.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

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Post-Brexit Trade Deal: 5 Takeaways

Britain and the European Union spent months negotiating the terms of commercial relations after Dec. 31.

#customs-tariff, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

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Brexit Deal Is a Pretty Good One for the E.U.

The Brexit pact preserves crucial E.U. principles like the single market, and lets the bloc look ahead to its future without Britain.

#brussels-belgium, #customs-tariff, #europe, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Pound Rises as Britain and E.U. Announce a Post-Brexit Trade Deal

The free-trade pact would help both sides avoid tariffs, but Britain would still face economic costs from being outside the European Union.

#british-pound-currency, #customs-tariff, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #referendums

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Brexit Is Finally Done, but U.K. Ambitions Already Seems Outdated

The idea of an agile “Global Britain” was an effective sales pitch. But that was before President Trump and other populists began erecting barriers to trade.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Brexit Trade Deal Reached Between Britain and the E.U.

The trade agreement comes after months of negotiations but still leaves critical details to be worked out.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

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Britain and E.U. Scramble to Reach Brexit Deal Before Christmas

With a deadline closing in fast, negotiators were racing to strike a deal, with an agreement said to be imminent.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

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France Eases U.K. Border Restrictions for Some Travelers

Two days after France shut down the frontier, Britain agreed to broad virus tests for truck drivers as part of an agreement to reopen rail, air and sea routes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit

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For U.K., an Early Taste of Brexit as Borders Are Sealed

Battling a new coronavirus variant even as they steel themselves for the looming split with the E.U., Britons are feeling profoundly isolated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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On Brexit and Coronavirus, Boris Johnson Leaves It Late

Critics say the British prime minister’s penchant for last-minute decisions has complicated the handling of the coronavirus and narrowed the window for scrutiny of any trade deal with the E.U.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Brexit Trade Deal Really Is Coming Down to the Wire

Until now, the deadlines have seemed notional and the extensions endless, but New Year’s Eve is when the Brexit transition period ends. Talks could go well beyond that day.

#barnier-michel, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #ships-and-shipping

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Tariffs, Traffic and Red Tape. What a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Mean for Britain.

If British and E.U. negotiators fail to reach a trade deal before a Dec. 31 deadline, disruptions at ports and on roads could ensue, and goods are likely to get more expensive because of new duties.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit

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Deadline for Brexit Trade Talks Is Extended. Again.

Britain and the European Union agreed to give the seemingly intractable negotiations yet more time in an attempt to strike a deal and avoid a disruptive no-deal outcome before Dec. 31.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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All Fish and No Chips

Brexit negotiations continue to limp along as a deadline looms.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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​E.U. Reveals ​Openness to a No-Deal Brexit

The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

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Boris Johnson Once Mocked the Eurocrats of Brussels. They Haven’t Forgotten

As a newspaper reporter decades ago, he made plenty of enemies there with his inflammatory articles. Now, those officials may determine his political fate.

#brussels-belgium, #conservative-party-great-britain, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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