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UK set to join EU's military mobility project 16 November 2022, 18:26 CET
The EU Council agreed Tuesday to accept the UK's request to take part in the 'PESCO' Military Mobility defence cooperation project to simplify and standardise national cross-border military transport procedures.

EU takes action against UK for not complying with Brexit Protocol 28 July 2022, 22:46 CET
The Commission launched four new infringement procedures against the United Kingdom Friday for not complying with significant parts of its Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

EU Commission infringement procedures against UK - guide 23 July 2022, 00:12 CET
The European Commission launched four new infringement procedures against the United Kingdom Friday for not complying with significant parts of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

EU's PEACE programme to bring EUR 1.1 bn to Nth Ireland and borders 13 July 2022, 22:40 CET
The EU Commission adopted PEACE PLUS Wednesday, a new cross-border programme to strengthen peace and reconciliation and cooperation between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

EU infringement proceedings against UK over Protocol 15 June 2022, 18:34 CET
The European Commission launched infringement proceedings against the UK on 15 June for breaking international law and provides further details on possible solutions to facilitate the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

EU ensures continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland 12 April 2022, 23:55 CET
The EU Council adopted legislation Tuesday to ensure continued long-term supply of medicines from the UK to Northern Ireland and to address outstanding supply concerns in Cyprus, Ireland and Malta.

Proposal to ensure continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland, as well as Cyprus, Ireland and Malta 12 April 2022, 23:35 CET
The EU Council adopted on 12 April proposals to ensure the continued long-term supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and to address outstanding supply concerns in Cyprus, Ireland and Malta.

EU fishing quotas updated to reflect UK agreement 31 March 2022, 22:43 CET
The EU Council agreed Thursday to update EU Member States' fishing quotas for 2022 in the Atlantic and North Sea to incorporate the agreement reached with the United Kingdom in December 2021.

EU lays out EUR 2 bn to mitigate effects of Brexit 16 March 2022, 23:24 CET
The European Commission gave its approval Monday to the disbursement to a group of 12 EU Member States of more than EUR 2 billion under the Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

EU sets out new proposals to save NI Protocol 14 October 2021, 22:14 CET
The European Commission proposed Wednesday a number of bespoke arrangements to respond to the difficulties that people in Northern Ireland have been experiencing because of Brexit.

Go-ahead for EUR 5 billion Brexit adjustment reserve 29 September 2021, 21:12 CET
The EU Council gave its final approval Tuesday to a fund of five billion euros aimed at helping Member States' hardest hit regions tackle the negative impact of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

EU fund to help mitigate the impact of Brexit 20 September 2021, 21:58 CET
With trade between the EU and the UK increasingly affected as a result of Brexit, a EUR 5 billion fund is set to support people, companies and countries affected by the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

EU endorses UK data protection regime 28 June 2021, 19:16 CET
Personal data can flow freely from the EU to the UK following adoption Monday of adequacy decisions covering the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Directive.

EUR 5 bn EU fund set to mitigate effects of Brexit 22 June 2021, 00:27 CET
A five-billion-euro fund to overcome the consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU came a step closer to adoption Thursday after Council and Parliament reached preliminary agreement on the draft regulation.

EU, UK agree fish quotas for rest of 2021 03 June 2021, 21:35 CET
The European Union and the United Kingdom concluded Wednesday their negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks until the end of 2021.

EU Parliament votes to approve EU-UK trade deal 30 April 2021, 00:13 CET
The European Parliament voted by a large majority late Tuesday to give its formal approval to the agreement setting the rules for the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom.

EU launches legal action against UK over Brexit protocol 17 March 2021, 20:33 CET
The EU Commission sent the UK a letter of formal notice Monday for breaching provisions of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as the good faith obligation under the Withdrawal Agreement.

EU-UK agree historic trade deal 04 January 2021, 23:50 CET
Four and a half years after the 2016 Brexit referendum, the British Government and the EU Commission agreed Thursday a historic trade and security deal as part of the UK's future cooperation with the EU.

EU steps up 'no-deal' preparations as UK refuses to budge 16 October 2020, 23:32 CET
With time running out for successful conclusion of an EU-UK trade deal and insufficient progress on key issues, EU leaders called on the UK at a summit Friday to make moves to make an agreement possible.

EU puts in place rail safety measures for Channel Tunnel 14 October 2020, 14:07 CET
The EU Council adopted legislation Wednesday to ensure safe and efficient operation of the Channel Tunnel rail link between continental Europe and the United Kingdom after the end of the Brexit transition period.

EU begins legal action against UK for breaching legal obligations 04 October 2020, 23:19 CET
Following Britain's refusal to remove parts of its draft Internal Market Bill by end September, the Commission began legal action Thursday for the UK's breach of obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement.

Brexit brings no benefits, no-deal will hit manufacturing hard: report 30 June 2020, 00:04 CET
An EU-UK no-trade deal would have a big negative effect on British manufacturing, says a report Wednesday, particularly on volume car production, as it tries to recover from the slump caused by Covid-19.

MEPs display unwavering support for EU position in Brexit talks 18 June 2020, 23:44 CET
With little time left to agree the UK's future relationship with the EU, MEPs on Thursday said a deal on a level playing field and on fisheries would be needed if the European Parliament is to give its consent.

EU and UK agree new push for Brexit deal in July 16 June 2020, 00:32 CET
EU leaders and British prime minister Boris Johnson agreed in a videoconference Monday to intensify Brexit talks in July to create the best conditions for concluding and ratifying a deal by the end of 2020.

Coronavirus: EU approves UK SME support schemes 27 March 2020, 00:52 CET
The EU Commission on Thursday approved two separate UK State aid schemes to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.