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From TheJournal.ie Post-Brexit deadlock: EU and UK still can't agree on level-playing field and fisheries Brexit Deadlock

Post-Brexit deadlock: EU and UK still can't agree on level-playing field and fisheries

“On State aid, we have made no progress at all,” Michel Barnier said.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund? EU Recovery Fund

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?

Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.

From TheJournal.ie British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs Brexit

British government's approach to Northern Ireland protocol condemned by MPs

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said businesses had been left in the dark.

From TheJournal.ie 'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published Brexit

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published

£235 million will be spent on staffing and IT systems, while £470 million will be spent on port and inland infrastructure.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks London Calling

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court Both Sides Now

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

From TheJournal.ie Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history... Leopold Kerney

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

From TheJournal.ie Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs Brexit Trade Talks

Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs

There was progress both at the negotiation table in Brussels, and from the UK on customs technology.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster' Brexit Talks

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

From TheJournal.ie EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

From TheJournal.ie From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks Brexit

From tigers in the tank to no 'Christmas-tree' EU report: A wild week in Brexit talks

Agreement on momentum, but it doesn’t take too deep a look to see the tensions.

From TheJournal.ie UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’ Brexit

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks

The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.

From TheJournal.ie It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large Business Matters

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Northern Ireland is a pilot project': About the UK's staggered custom checks plan Brexit

'Northern Ireland is a pilot project': About the UK's staggered custom checks plan

In a strange turn of events, because of the Protocol the North will have post-Brexit checks six months before Great Britain.

From TheJournal.ie EU accepts UK's confirmation that it won’t seek extension to Brexit transition period No Extension

EU accepts UK's confirmation that it won’t seek extension to Brexit transition period

It comes despite the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales pushing for an extension past the new year.

From TheJournal.ie McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms Brexit

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’ Brexit

Arlene Foster says she fears Brexit trade talks ‘are not going particularly well’

The NI First Minister said she wants to see a trade deal agreed.

From TheJournal.ie UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier Brexit Negotiations

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier lamented that no progress had been made in the fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

From TheJournal.ie Businesses call for detail on Northern Ireland protocol from British government Brexit

Businesses call for detail on Northern Ireland protocol from British government

A Brexit working group of NI businesses said more details were needed to help prepare for 1 January 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official Northern Ireland

Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official

The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

From TheJournal.ie Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says Brexit

Further clarity needed on NI business and trade in UK's protocol plan, EU House of Lords committee says

It has been nearly two weeks since the UK published its proposal for the Northern Ireland protocol.

From TheJournal.ie No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns Brexit

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns

Barnier told The Sunday Times there would not be an “agreement at any cost”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal Brexit

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip Cummings And Goings

'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip

Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.

From TheJournal.ie The UK's Protocol plan: 'Unfettered access' from NI to GB, and 'light-touch' checks from GB to NI UK Brexit Plans

The UK's Protocol plan: 'Unfettered access' from NI to GB, and 'light-touch' checks from GB to NI

Unfettered access to GB from NI, and declaration on goods from GB to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle Immigration

'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle

Priti Patel said that the points system was “firmer, fairer and simpler system” that will “play a vital role” in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks Brexit Fallout

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie More than 3.5 million EU citizens have applied to remain living in the UK post-Brexit Settlement Scheme

More than 3.5 million EU citizens have applied to remain living in the UK post-Brexit

There’s a backlog of around 320,000 applications to go through, according to the UK Home Office.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure' Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says Trade Talks

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

From TheJournal.ie UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan EU Trade Commissioner

UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan

“I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so,” the EU trade commissioner said.

From TheJournal.ie So, about Brexit... Where are we now with it? Trade Talks

So, about Brexit... Where are we now with it?

It hasn’t gone away, you know.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of business leaders think Brexit will have short-term negative impact on Irish economy Trade Talks

Vast majority of business leaders think Brexit will have short-term negative impact on Irish economy

That’s according to the latest quarterly survey carried out by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier and David Frost agree on three weeks to discuss Brexit trade talks Back At Work

Michel Barnier and David Frost agree on three weeks to discuss Brexit trade talks

Both men are back at work after recovering from Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.

From TheJournal.ie SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence Scotland

SNP Westminster leader calls for 'legitimate and legal route' to Scottish independence

It is the latest in a series of calls for a second referendum on independence.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme Former Justice Minister

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme

The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.

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