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Red, white and blue; UK PM Johnson’s plane gets a patriotic makeover

A plane used by the Royal Family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be painted red, white and blue to “better represent the UK around the world,” a patriotic makeover after Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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Explainer: What Britain and the EU have to sort out to get a trade deal

Britain and the European Union have said they will intensify negotiations on reaching a comprehensive agreement on the terms of their future relationship.

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UK’s Labour says will hold government to promise of EU deal by year-end

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government to its promise of securing a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year, the spokesman for its leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday.

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Britain to tackle economy in ‘creative’ way after EU transition, says PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday Britain could deal with its economy in “a creative and constructive way” after a status quo transition with the European Union finishes at the end of this year.

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UK will be flexible after the end of Brexit transition – minister Gove

Britain will be flexible in agreeing a deal with the European Union after the Brexit transition phase in order to minimise any difficulties for business, Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

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Johnson sees Brexit deal in July if talks momentum builds

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the outstanding disagreements between Britain and the European Union were well understood and that a deal could be done in July if more energy went into the negotiations from now on.

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With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK’s Johnson

Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch a deal, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting an agreement could be reached in July with “a bit of oomph”.

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Britain, EU agree new momentum needed in future relationship talks

Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that new momentum was required in talks on their future ties, supporting plans to intensify the negotiations that have all but stalled and to work hard “to deliver a relationship”.

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PM Johnson to urge EU to reach agreement by end of summer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge the European Union on Monday to commit to renewed energy to reach an agreement on the future relationship by the end of the summer, his spokesman said on Monday.

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Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union in stages from Jan. 1, reversing an original plan so it can now give companies struggling with the coronavirus crisis more time to fill out forms and pay tariffs.

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UK to introduce EU border controls in stages from 2021

Britain said on Friday it would introduce border controls in stages on European Union goods after the end of the Brexit transition period, to try to soften the blow for companies already battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK taking flexible approach for firms after EU transition period, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government are adopting a “pragmatic and flexible” approach to help businesses adjust to the changes when the status quo transition period ends with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

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Time for any Brexit extension has passed, UK minister Gove says

Britain will not extend the transition period with the European Union beyond its year-end deadline, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Friday, adding the moment has now passed.

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Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

The leaders of Scotland and Wales called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to extend the transition period with the European Union, saying the coronavirus crisis had made meeting the year-end deadline “extraordinarily reckless”.

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UK-EU talks involving Johnson and von der Leyen on June 15- FT

High-level talks between Britain and the European Union involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will take place on June 15, Financial Times reporter Jim Brunsden tweeted, citing sources.

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Britain will uphold animal welfare standards, says PM Johnson

Britain will uphold animal welfare standards after the end of a transition period with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday after being asked whether the country should get ready for imports of chlorinated chicken.

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UK tells EU: No point in 11th-hour Brexit deal, so speed up

The United Kingdom told the European Union on Tuesday to speed up negotiations on a Brexit free trade deal, cautioning that there was no point in having an 11th-hour agreement that would cause havoc for businesses and citizens.

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UK says it will not budge on fishing rights in Brexit talks

Britain said on Tuesday it would not waver over fishing rights in Brexit talks and that progress would only be possible when the European Union recognised that.

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Britain says Brexit political declaration is not a treaty

Britain said on Tuesday that the political declaration it agreed with the European Union is not a treaty and so there are differences of interpretation over it and the bloc cannot set itself up as the ultimate adjudicator of those differences.

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PM Johnson tells EU workers to come back but quarantine

Workers from the European Union who left Britain while the coronavirus lockdown shut much of the economy should come back, but must quarantine like other travellers, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

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PM Johnson says he is confident on future data-sharing with EU

British Prime Minster Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was confident that the European Union would “see sense” and continue to collaborate in the same way on data-sharing after the end of this year.

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No compromise on fish, level playing field, says PM’s spokesman

Britain’s government will not compromise on fisheries or demands from the European Union on “level playing field” guarantees of fair competition, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

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UK puts forward its own ‘Emissions Trading System’ to replace EU’s

The United Kingdom has put forward its own new UK-wide Emissions Trading System (ETS) to replace the European Union’s system for trading carbon emissions, which Britain will leave at the end of this year as the Brexit transition period ends.

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UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM’s spokesman

Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting on Tuesday will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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EU’s Barnier tells Britain not to cherry pick in talks

Britain must be more realistic if it is to clinch an orderly agreement on leaving the single market and customs union, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio on Thursday.

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UK can help companies prepare for Brexit and COVID-19, minister says

The British government is working with businesses to help them prepare for the departure from the European Union even as it helps them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday.

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UK negotiator says may not reach EU fisheries deal by July, to keep trying

Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost said it was proving difficult to reach a deal with the European Union on fishing rules by July, as the political declaration had aspired to do, but he would keep trying.

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EU needs to focus on Brexit negotiations – UK negotiator

The UK’s chief negotiator David Frost said the European Union needed to focus on Brexit negotiations and pay attention to certain areas in order for the two sides to come to an agreement.

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Cummings and his ‘Brexit friends’ leave when they should stay, quips EU’s Tusk

A senior European Union politician couldn’t help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain’s row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is accused of violating coronavirus travel curbs.

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Ireland expects scepticism in EU at UK Northern Ireland proposal

Britain’s proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many in the European Union, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.