UK lands in Euro-court over NI Protocol ‘breach’

As widely expected, the EU has taken legal action against the UK over its breach of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It stems from the UK’s decision to extend the grace period covering new checks on parcels, food and agri shipments moving from mainland GB to Northern Ireland. The move follows a warning last week by EU chief Brexit negotiator, Maroš Šefčovič, that "infringement proceedings" were being prepared. [+]

Commission completes no deal preparations

The European Commission has completed its preparations for the UK to leave the European Union without a deal, an increasingly likely possibility, it said. While the European Union continues to hope that it will not be the case, if the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified by 29 March, a “no-deal” scenario ... [+]

‘Nine months without permits’ for UK hauliers in Europe

Contingency plans in the event of a no deal Brexit published by the European Commission today (19 December) include a nine-month permit free period for road haulage and measures to allow UK airlines to operate in and out of the EU, but not within it, according to press reports. [+]

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