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Britain to stifle European exports of mineral water into UK in retaliation over shellfish dispute

Police officers talk to a driver working in the shellfish industry who brought his truck to central London to protest against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions – AFP The import of European mineral water and several food products into Britain could be restricted under retaliatory measures being considered by ministers over Brussels’ refusal to … Read more

crime, health and insurance data to flow freely between Britain and EU

Data illustration – A preliminary EU decision to allow crime, health and insurance data to continue to flow freely between Britain and the bloc has been hailed as a Brexit breakthrough. The European Commission published on Friday its draft data adequacy decisions, which concluded that the UK can provide acceptable data protection standards to allow … Read more

EU moves to allow continued data flows to Britain after Brexit

BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The European Commission said onFriday Britain’s data protection laws were in line with theEuropean Union’s despite Brexit and it would start a process toallow a continued flow of police and financial data from the EUto Britain for the next 4 years. Financial data flows are crucial for businesses and policeand … Read more

Lord Frost replaces Michael Gove as ‘minister for Brexit Britain’

Michael Gove and David Frost – Reuters/PA Boris Johnson has replaced Michael Gove with a staunch ally to lead post-Brexit talks with Brussels. Lord (David) Frost, who led negotiations over a Brexit trade deal, was made a Government minister and will now chair the two critical committees dealing with UK-EU relations. With talks over Northern … Read more

Britain calls for release of Iranian hostages as it joins new initiative against ‘coercive diplomacy’

British-Iranian hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella – Handout/AFP Britain on Monday called for the immediate release of dual-nationals detained in Iran as it signed up to a Canadian-led international initiative to combat “coercive diplomacy”. Fifty-eight countries including the United States, Australia, and virtually all 27 members of the European Union signed up … Read more