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Brexit deal

British PM Johnson's father applying for French citizenship
World

British PM Johnson's father applying for French citizenship

  • The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with the European Union after Brexit.
  • Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL radio he wanted to become a French citizen because of strong family links to France.
Published 31 Dec, 2020 03:54pm
PM sold out fish in Brexit trade deal, fishermen say
World

PM sold out fish in Brexit trade deal, fishermen say

  • British fishermen said on Saturday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had sold out fish stocks to the European Union with a Brexit trade deal that gives EU boats significant access to the United Kingdom’s rich fishing waters.
  • The United Kingdom will leave the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy on Dec. 31, but under the trade deal agreed on Christmas Eve the current rules will remain largely in place during a 5-1/2-year transition period.
Published 28 Dec, 2020 07:09pm
Gold gains 1% as Trump signs stimulus bill
Markets

Gold gains 1% as Trump signs stimulus bill

  • Britain on Monday urged businesses to prepare for Brexit, after the country clinched a trade deal with the European Union on Thursday that preserved zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the bloc's single market.
Published 28 Dec, 2020 09:50am
UK and EU agree to historic Brexit deal
World

UK and EU agree to historic Brexit deal

  • On Thursday, a historic deal on the future of the United Kingdom's historic trading and security relationship with the European Union has finally been struck, a week before the end of the transition period.
  • Downing Street has issued a statement confirming the deal.
Published 24 Dec, 2020 07:55pm
European stocks end on high note with Brexit deal in sight
Markets

European stocks end on high note with Brexit deal in sight

  • Brexit deal announcement awaited, fishing still under discussion.
  • London mid-caps hit highest in 10 months.
  • Banks lead gains, material stocks dip.
  • Stock markets in Germany, Italy and Switzerland closed.
  • No European markets report on Dec 25 due to Christmas holiday.
Published 24 Dec, 2020 07:15pm
EU-UK trade pact still possible as departure date nears
World

EU-UK trade pact still possible as departure date nears

  • The European Union’s Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Monday that sealing a new pact with Britain was still possible as the date for the country’s departure from the bloc edged nearer.
  • Despite missing multiple deadlines, Britain and the EU agreed on Sunday to “go the extra mile” to try to break deadlocks on access to UK fishing waters for EU trawlers and corporate fair play rules.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 03:07pm
Talk of a 'no deal' Brexit grows as deadline looms
World

Talk of a 'no deal' Brexit grows as deadline looms

  • Talk of tumultuous final British split from EU grows.
  • Johnson says moment may come to declare game over.
  • Ireland: breakthrough needed in 48 hours to avoid 'no deal'.
  • UK, EU leaders to meet over dinner in Brussels on Wednesday.
  • UK removes law-breaking clauses, offering ray of hope.
Published 09 Dec, 2020 12:25am
Moment may come to end post-Brexit EU trade talks, UK PM Johnson says
World

Moment may come to end post-Brexit EU trade talks, UK PM Johnson says

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain could call an end to post-Brexit trade talks without a deal being reached.
    • This statement came only a day after the Prime Minister agreed to meet the European Commission head in a last-ditch attempt to break the stalemate.
Published 08 Dec, 2020 06:27pm
PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse
World

PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse

  • If the two sides fail to reach a deal, the five-year Brexit divorce will end messily just as Britain and Europe grapple with the vast economic cost of the COVID-19 outbreak. *“We keep calm, as always, and if there is still a way, we will see,” EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier told broadcasters in London as he left for Brussels.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 07:59pm