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UK musicians to be able to tour visa-free in 19 EU countries

UK government says talks with other countries ongoing, after fears artists would incur huge fees post-BrexitUK musicians and performers will be able to tour in a number of European countries without the need for a visa or work permit, the government has announced.Rules that came into force at the beginning of the year do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU and have prompted fears that touring artists will incur large fees in many of the countries they visit. Continue reading.....
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U.K. Musicians and Performers Allowed to Tour in 19 EU Member States

The long campaign of U.K. musicians and performers who were unable to perform visa-free in the European Union post-Brexit has finally seen some success with 19 EU nations allowing short-term tours without visas and work permits. “We, as government, have spoken to every EU member state about the issues facing our creative and cultural industries […]
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EU citizens who applied to stay in Britain facing threat of deportation

The Home Office appears to be in breach of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, says legal charityEuropean citizens who have applied for settled status are being detained and threatened with deportation, a development that contradicts assurances from ministers and appears to contravene the Brexit withdrawal agreement.The Home Office has served EU nationals with removal directions even though they could prove they had applied for settled status, which should protect their rights to remain in the UK. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Foreign Policy, Home Office, Brexit


The Observer view on the Royal Navy’s operation in the South China Sea | Observer editorial

Sailing into imperial delusions is no way to run foreign policyWhat would Jack Aubrey have made of it? When Patrick O’Brian’s fictitious Royal Navy hero sailed HMS Surprise to the far side of the world, the enemy was the USS Norfolk, a lone American frigate marauding in the Pacific. Full speed ahead from the war of 1812, to 2021, and today’s maritime sparring partners are HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new £3bn aircraft carrier, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army navy and its 360 “battle-f...
Tags: Politics, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Military, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Defence, Brexit, G7, South China Sea, Ben Wallace, Patrick O'Brian


It’s not Covid that’s damaging British trade. It’s Brexit

Report after report is reaching the same conclusion: exporters, including many in the red wall, will be suffering for a long timeBrexit is beginning to take its toll. Trade with the EU is suffering and foreign investment is heading south. Neither trend is temporary and both harm the government’s stated aim of “levelling up” regions that until now have depended on overseas trade to create well-paid jobs.It’s not clear if the red wall has noticed. Or anyone among the 17.4 million people who voted ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Brexit, Coronavirus


European Union: Real Estate – Where To Next? Looking Ahead To 2021 - Tughans

Let's acknowledge Covid-19 and Brexit in this opening paragraph and then try not to mention them again. The immediate future is undoubtedly tough for many businesses.
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Vote Leave chief awarded £580k Covid deal after call from Dominic Cummings

Former No 10 adviser pressed for appointment to be hurried through, saying he had ‘ordered it’ from PMCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDominic Cummings personally called a former colleague on the Vote Leave Brexit campaign and asked if his company would work for the government on its response to the Covid pandemic, leading to the award of a £580,000 Cabinet Office contract with no competitive process.In an email on 20 March 2020, Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser as...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Cabinet Office, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus


Brexit: EU and UK criticised for 'flawed' protocol approach

Compromise is needed to avoid Northern Ireland becoming a "permanent casualty" of Brexit, peers say.
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UK rejects EU’s Northern Ireland moves, saying Brexit deal must be renegotiated

Downing Street says Brussels overtures are insufficient and ‘comprehensive’ solutions neededBoris Johnson has rejected Brussels’ latest attempt to iron out problems with the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland, insisting that the withdrawal agreement signed last year must be renegotiated. Related: If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it | Anand Menon and Jill Rutter Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Jill Rutter, David Frost, Trade Policy, Anand Menon


If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it | Anand Menon and Jill Rutter

The UK has legitimate concerns about the deal, but threatening to tear it up will destroy the trust that’s so vitalTaking responsibility should be the flipside of taking back control. But admissions of responsibility are in short supply in the government published on the Northern Ireland protocol on Wednesday. According to this, the protocol was the responsibility of (delete according to taste) Theresa May, Hilary Benn or indeed the 2019 parliament. Anyone, in other words, except the people wh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Jill Rutter, David Frost, Anand Menon


Labour must say it out loud: Brexit needs to be reversed

In Northern Ireland, the Leavers’ folly is now manifest. How can the opposition stay silent about the root cause of the crisis?‘He did not want to die until Brexit was reversed.” These words were spoken at the funeral last week of my dear friend and former Observer colleague Dick Leonard.Dick died a month ago at the ripe old age of 90. The speaker was his widow, Irène Heidelberger-Leonard, before a group of mourners who included the Labour leader Keir Starmer, to whom Dick had been something of ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Economics, European Union, Foreign Policy, Labour, Northern Ireland, Keir Starmer, Dick, Brexit, Dominic Cummings, Dick Leonard Dick, Irène Heidelberger Leonard


Scotland's papers: Covid isolation exemptions and the Brexit police squad

"Restrictive" Covid rules for key workers and the Brexit public order police make the front pages.
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A Rebellion Is Stirring in Boris Johnson’s Backyard

Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.
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Android has won the phone world war

When Android was launched soon after Apple's own iPhone, Steve Jobs threatened to "destroy" it.Ever since, and across the world, the rivalry between both systems has animated users.Now the results are in: worldwide, consumers clearly prefer one side — and it's not Steve Jobs'. A woman on her phone in Havana, Cuba. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous the world over — and so has the divide between Android and iPhone users.Credit: Yamil Lage / AFP via G...
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UK: Trading Internationally? The New EU Data Protection SCCs Explained' - Shoosmiths

Recent developments such as the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework under the Schrems 2.0 decision and Brexit will have a significant impact on how businesses transfer their data internationally.
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Thousands aged over 65 failed to apply for EU settled status – report

Lords report calls on the government to ensure support remains in place to help late applicants secure their statusSignificant numbers of Europeans in the UK aged over 65 failed to apply to the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) before the deadline, a parliamentary report has found, warning that this could make thousands of retirement-aged EU nationals vulnerable to Britain’s hostile environment policies.Just 2% of all applications for the settlement scheme were submitted by people aged over 65, a perc...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Foreign Policy, Home Office, Brexit


Brexit: Von der Leyen rejects Boris Johnson bid to renegotiate Irish protocol

EU has already proposed changes to lessen impact on Northern Irish citizens, say officialsThe president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has rejected Boris Johnson’s move to renegotiate the Northern Irish protocol, raising the temperature of a simmering Brexit row.“The EU will continue to be creative and flexible within the protocol framework. But we will not renegotiate,” she said after a call with the prime minister on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen


Von der Leyen rejects Boris Johnson bid to renegotiate Irish protocol

EU has already proposed changes to lessen impact on Northern Irish citizens, say officialsThe president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has rejected Boris Johnson’s move to renegotiate the Northern Irish protocol, raising the temperature of a simmering Brexit row.“The EU will continue to be creative and flexible within the protocol framework. But we will not renegotiate,” she said after a call with the prime minister on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen


Covid 'pingdemic' and Brexit mean food and gas shortages in parts of UK

A dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases is forcing hundreds of thousands of workers to stay home in Britain, causing shortages of food and gasoline and heaping stress on supply chains that were already strained by Brexit.
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Mini trade war’ imminent? EU rejects the UK's attempts to overhaul the Brexit deal

The European Union rejected a call from the British government to overhaul the Northern Ireland Protocol, a key tenet of the agreement...
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Coronavirus live: two more Tokyo athletes test positive; South Korea reports record daily Covid cases

Seoul considering whether to expand restrictions amid one of South Korea’s worst outbreaks to date; Tokyo Olympics officials say there are now 87 positive casesStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.22am BST UK business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said a “very narrow” list of sectors whose workers will be exempt f...
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UK: What Does Brexit Mean For Recruitment In The Hospitality Sector? - Shakespeare Martineau

Brexit has made the right to work and live in the UK considerably more restricted for EU citizens, which will significantly impact employers, particularly in the hospitality sector.
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European Union: EU Settlement Scheme Toolkit - Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers

Over recent months our barristers have published several articles addressing the position of EU nationals and their family members in the UK following Brexit, including under the EU Settlement Scheme ('EUSS').
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Brexit: UK wants to redraw Northern Ireland Protocol

Lord Frost says the Northern Ireland Protocol is tearing the UK's "fabric" - but the EU won't renegotiate.
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European Union: The UK's Policing And Law Enforcement Capabilities In Europe After Brexit - BCL Solicitors LLP

At the ending of the Brexit "transition period" on 31 December 2020, the UK became a "third country" under EU law.
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DUP leader welcomes UK government move on NI Protocol

The UK government's announcement that it wants significant changes to the Brexit deal has been welcomed by the DUP leader.
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UK says it wants to substantially rewrite Northern Ireland Brexit protocol

Brexit secretary warns ‘we cannot go on as we are’, as he publishes blueprint for alternative arrangementThe UK has launched an attempt to substantially rewrite the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol that Boris Johnson signed up to in 2019, arguing “we cannot go on as we are” given the “ongoing febrile political climate” in the region.But as he unveiled the UK’s blueprint for an alternative, the Brexit minister stopped short of ripping up the document completely or arguing the time was right to tr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Trade Policy


UK Demands New Deal on Post-Brexit Trade for N.Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday demanded a new deal from the European Union to oversee post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland but...
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UK to reportedly warn EU that it may override key Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland

The U.K. is expected to warn the European Union that it is willing to unilaterally override the Northern Ireland Protocol, according to...
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PM calls on EU to address Brexit issues in Northern Ireland on eve of new paper

Boris Johnson speaks to taoiseach hours before he publishes a blueprint aimed at re-engineering protocolBoris Johnson has called on the EU to “address the serious issues that have arisen” with Brexit in Northern Ireland just hours before he publishes a blueprint aimed at re-engineering the protocol he signed up to in 2019.He was speaking to Micheál Martin on the eve of the publication by Brexit minister Lord Frost of a “command paper” on the Northern Ireland protocol. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Micheal Martin, Lord Frost