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Brexit: Barnier warns of ‘emotions of not being protected’

Below the phrases of Mr Johnson’s new EU commerce deal Northern Eire, stays tied to the European single market, leading to some regulatory checks on commerce with Nice Britain. These will improve from April 1 when the present grace interval for quite a few restrictions expires.

“He must set his sights on a long-term answer” (Picture: GETTY)

Lord Frost will confront the EU over its “overly legalistic” and “heavy-handed” interpretation of the brand new commerce settlement, insiders have informed the Each day Telegraph.

EU laws has brought about outrage in Northern Eire with unionists demanding the return of uninterrupted commerce with Nice Britain.

Graffiti has appeared throughout loyalist areas attacking the restrictions while customs officers have been briefly compelled to cease work earlier this month following threats.

DUP chief Arlene Foster is demanding Britain withdraw from the Northern Eire protocol.

The EU threatened to droop this final month in a row over coronavirus vaccine doses, however backed down following outrage in London and Dublin.

Ms Foster, addressing Mr Johnson’s dilemma, mentioned: “He must set his sights on a long-term answer slightly than sticking plasters.

“Whether or not it’s the circulation of parcels, grocery store items, chilled meats or medicines, from GB to NI, the UK single market has been ruptured.”

Lord Frost was appointed to the Cupboard as Minister chargeable for EU Relations earlier this week.

He’s taking on this position from Michael Gove with reviews the prime minister is hoping for a more durable stand.



Boris Johnson agreed the UK’s new EU commerce deal in December (Picture: GETTY)


There may be fury in Northern Eire over extra commerce restrictions with Nice Britain (Picture: GETTY)

5:10am replace: Germany backs Oxford vaccine after shockingly low uptake

German politicians have come out in assist of the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine, after public scepticism threatens the coronavirus jab rollout within the nation.

In line with the German illness management company’s monitoring, 129,021 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine  out of a delivered 736,800 had been administered by Thursday this week.

Michael Müller, Berlin mayor, mentioned within the Tagesspiegel newspaper: “I gained’t enable tens of 1000’s of doses to lie round on our cabinets whereas hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the nation are ready to be immunised.

“Those that don’t need the vaccine have missed their likelihood.”

Jens Spahn, well being minister, additionally threw assist behind the jab and described it as a “privilege” to be supplied an injection with the “secure and efficient” British jab

3:20am replace: EU CANNOT sue AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfall – contract

The complete contract between the EU and AstraZeneca confirmed the European Fee can’t sue the pharmaceutical firm for delays to coronavirus vaccine deliveries.

Investigative reporters at Italian broadcaster RAI revealed the complete contract for 300 million doses of the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine, and located the Fee waived the suitable to sue the medication firm.

The contract makes clear the Fee and EU nations cannot sue the drugmaker for a number of points, together with if there are “delays in supply of the Vaccine underneath this Settlement”, if there are any unexpected points with the security or efficacy of the vaccine, or if there are issues with the storage, transport or administration of the vaccine

However particulars within the distinction did present AstraZeneca overpromised what number of doses it may ship the EU, claiming it will ship 80 million to 100 million doses by the top of the primary quarter this 12 months.

The main points problem a brand new blow to the Fee, who’ve threatened authorized motion towards the medication agency for a 60 p.c drop in anticipated vaccine deliveries for the primary three months of the 12 months.

General view of the entrance to AstraZeneca's in Macclesfield 19-Mar-2013

Brexit stay: The EU can’t sue AstraZeneca over coronavirus vaccine points, the contract reveals (Picture: PA)

1:30am replace: ‘Boris is asleep on the job!’ Brexit fury as EU bans UK shellfish, eggs, potatoes and meat

Brexiteer Ben Habib has accused Boris Johnson of being “asleep on the job” in a blistering assault after it was revealed a lot of agricultural exporters are presently unable to get their merchandise into Europe because of the post-Brexit commerce deal.

He burdened Brussels was treating the UK with “contempt” as he urged Mr Johnson to tug the plug on the “awful” settlement. 

The UK is presently banned from exporting untreated shellfish to the continent, with the European Fee confirming the foundations have been everlasting, regardless of earlier assurances by Defra they’d be phased out after April.

He informed “The Prime Minister offered the Commerce and Cooperation Settlement as a free commerce settlement.

“In actuality what we obtained was an settlement which allowed the EU to freely promote its items into our markets however for our items to be unable to get into the EU.”

12am replace: ‘Tear it down!’ Nicola Sturgeon must be BANNED from flying EU flag – ballot finds

Nicola Sturgeon must be banned from flying the EU flag, in keeping with a ballot of readers, after the SNP outlined plans to hoist the bloc’s colors above authorities buildings in Scotland.

A request has been made by the SNP administration to fly the EU flag alongside the Saltire, excessive above Scottish Authorities buildings for 364 days every year. 

The instruction got here through the Scottish Authorities’s 2021 flag flying steering, which was accredited by the First Minister, regardless of the UK having already left the EU in January. 

The EU flag is often solely been raised over buildings, together with St Andrews Home in Edinburgh, to have fun Europe Day on Could 9.

A subsequent ballot of greater than 16,000 readers has been carried out, the place contributors got a binary sure or no selection, as as to if the EU flag must be flown.

The survey was carried out on Friday, February 19, from 11.19am to 9.00pm, and requested 16,393 on-line readers, ought to Nicola Sturgeon be banned from flying the EU flag?

An enormous 92 p.c (15,070) of respondents mentioned the First Minister must be banned from flying the bloc’s colors and voted “sure”.

10:50pm replace: Yanis Varoufakis: EU ‘ready for bubble to burst’ with states poised for monetary disaster

Greece’s former Finance Minister mentioned it was solely a matter of time earlier than the EU’s eurozone bubble “bursts”, throwing member states into financial hardship.

Throughout a 2018 Oxford Union deal with, Mr Varoufakis argued a burst will lead to dire straits for Europe’s poorer nations, as their wealthy northern neighbours like France and Germany escape the worst.

Speaking about Greece’s state of affairs following the 2008 monetary crash, Mr Varoufakis mentioned: “We had actually low ranges of debt: the good asset Greece introduced into the eurozone was low ranges of debt and collateral.

“We had low incomes, we have been unproductive, we have been barely corrupt, we have been all these issues – however we owned our houses, and we have been the apple within the eye of German bankers.

“A banker seems to be at you, and if you don’t owe cash to anybody, you personal your personal dwelling and also you’re thirsty for laundry machines, German vehicles and imports, you’re a dream for a German banker. And they also lend to you.

“And out of the blue, every thing’s incredible; from 2000 to 2008, the eurozone resembled an impressive riverboat that was launched onto a relaxed metal ocean.

“It regarded splendid, as a result of it was a riverboat and never an ocean faring vessel, however the second we had the primary disaster, the primary storm, it began sinking.”

9.00pm replace: UK can lead world with inexperienced revolution as Brexit ends EU guidelines

Brexit Britain may also help lead the “inexperienced power revolution”, an skilled has declared

Jo Bamford, the Govt Chairman of Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus, informed “What I do suppose Brexit does is give us a chance to be freed from a few of the guidelines of Europe and permits us to push elements of our economic system that we could not do after we have been a part of the European Union.

“Now we have executed an excellent job of vaccine and vaccine rollout. Britain does properly as med tech. Possibly we should always give attention to med tech.

However we additionally must have our foot in inexperienced power. We have got numerous wind and plenty of water, these are the issues that make hydrogen.

“We have to have a foot within the inexperienced power revolution.And we are able to now do this in a post-Brexit world.”

7.45pm replace: Brussels caves and drops menace to blockade key companies in Brexit increase for Boris

EU chiefs at the moment backed down from threats to dam cross-Channel information sharing in a Brexit increase for Britain.

The European Fee dominated that the UK’s excessive information safety requirements have been “ample” to keep up info flows.

Eurocrats had threatened to completely block British information due to fears over No10’s deliberate post-Brexit regulatory shake-up.

The transfer will unlock billions of kilos for UK enterprise that was beforehand jeopardised by EU intransigence.

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A timeline of key Brexit dates (Picture: EXPRESS)

6.30pm replace: Brexit POLL: Ought to Nicola Sturgeon be banned from flying EU flag? VOTE

Nicola Sturgeon has been condemned after she introduced the SNP would proceed flying the EU flag over Scottish authorities buildings. However, now the UK has left the bloc, ought to she be banned from flying the flag?

The SNP administration has ordered Scottish Authorities buildings to proceed to fly the EU flag, alongside the saltire, on daily basis of the 12 months. 

The instruction got here through the Scottish Authorities’s 2021 flag flying steering, which was accredited by Ms Sturgeon.

5.40pm replace: Brexit Britain snub: Joe Biden IGNORES Boris Johnson in Munich speech and talks up EU ties

Joe Biden has snubbed Boris Johnson and the UK as he burdened the significance of ties between the US and Europe.

Joe Biden issued a triumphant rallying name in the course of the Munich Safety Convention however failed to say the UK.

The US President hailed the partnership between the USA and Europe because the “cornerstone” of his plans.

Joe Biden says EU alliance have to be a ‘robust basis’

4.15pm replace: Michel Barnier mentioned ‘Brexit means Brexit’ as he backed shellfish ban and mocked UK

Michel Barnier mentioned “Brexit means Brexit” in a parting swipe on the UK as controversy brews over the EU’s shellfish ban.

The Authorities has come underneath strain from the fishing business in current weeks, as many really feel aggrieved because of the Brexit deal.

The ill-feeling was worsened when the EU banned the import of oysters, mussels, scallops, and cockles from the UK.

The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier informed the Brexit Republic podcast in January that “Brexit means Brexit” in an obvious jibe on the British Authorities.

Talking as shellfish exports to the EU have been hit with restrictions from Brussels, he backed the ban as he defined that the Brexit deal can’t be about “cherry selecting”.

He mentioned: “I have a look at what occurred within the UK and in addition within the EU due to Brexit – Brexit means Brexit – It can’t be and won’t be enterprise as common.

“We labored lots to achieve this settlement on Brexit, it is executed and now we have now to implement this treaty. It can’t be about any sort of renegotiations, we have now to implement rigorously, exactly and objectively to discover a answer, if we won’t discover a answer we respect this treaty. It can’t be about any cherry selecting.”

3.25pm replace: UK and EU to proceed sharing important safety information

The European Fee has mentioned the UK’s information safety legal guidelines have been according to the bloc’s and it will begin a course of to permit a continued circulation of police and monetary information for the subsequent 4 years.

Fee Vice President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova mentioned: “Guaranteeing free and secure circulation of non-public information is essential for companies and residents on either side of the Channel. The UK has left the EU, however not the European privateness household.

“On the similar time, we should always be sure that our determination will stand the take a look at of time.”

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Key moments that led to Brexit (Picture: EXPRESS)

2.37pm replace: Norway is not within the EU! Macron sidekick shamed for Twitter blunder – ‘You are obsessed’

Emmanuel Macron’s Minister Clement Beaune has been accused of getting an “obsession” for the EU after showing to assert Norway was within the bloc.

Mr Beaune was mocked after he celebrated the NASA Mars rover touchdown as a “European” success, attaching an EU flag to a Tweet concerning the mission. Included within the Tweet was a photograph exhibiting the varied elements of the rover created by member states Spain, France and Italy.

Nevertheless, he additionally included the flag of Norway, which isn’t a member state.

The French European Affairs Minister wrote: “Perseverance. Excellent house success NASA, with shut European cooperation.”

However Les Patriotes chief, Florian Philippot, was immediate to level out Norway, who contributed to the house venture, is just not a member of the European Union.

He mentioned: “Maintain on, Norway belongs to the EU now?

“This obsession with love for the EU, even when it means telling large lies, may be very unhealthy!”


Maron’s minister criticized after urging Norway to affix the EU (Picture: GETTY)

1.35pm replace: Emmanuel Macron rebellion: MEPs activate chief after he calls for France offers away vaccines

Emmanuel Macron has been condemned after calling for richer corporations to surrender vaccines to growing nations, with quite a few MPs turning on the French president.

He mentioned yesterday he believed the imbalance between entry to vaccinations the world over was “politically unsustainable” and will gas a “struggle of affect over vaccines”. Mr Macron additionally issued a warning over the roles performed by China and Russia in providing their very own inoculations to nations dealing with provide gaps.

However his name for vaccine doses to be shared with growing nations the world over was lambasted by French politicians because the French chief remains to be struggling to hurry up his personal vaccine technique at dwelling.

Far-right Nationwide Rally MEP Dominique Bilde mentioned: “This comes from a President that solely obtained 500 individuals vaccinated in per week…”

Echoing her feedback, France Insoumise MEP Manon Aubry mentioned: “New episode of Macron contradicting himself.

12:35pm replace: EU fishing disaster: New Brexit guidelines create issues for Brussels – states demand UK talks

European trawlermen are struggling to adapt to the brand new post-Brexit guidelines when fishing in Britain’s coastal waters.

Dutch boats have warned that new technicalities launched initially of the 12 months are hindering their entry to UK fishing grounds.

They’ve efficiently utilized for particular entry permits however have been hit by “new technical laws”, overseas minister Stef Blok warned in a letter to parliamentarians.

EU coastal nations have known as on the European Fee to open pressing talks with the UK to handle the problem, he added.

11:40am replace: Von der Leyen attacked over ‘deplorable’ comment as new vaccine feud erupts with Russia

Russia has accused Ursula von der Leyen of appearing in a “deplorable approach” after the EU chief slammed the nation’s coronavirus vaccine.

Moscow’s embassy in Brussels mentioned the European Fee President’s remarks concerning the Sputnik V jab’s security and efficacy was an try and “politicise” the pandemic.

Mrs von der Leyen used a current press look to discredit the Russian state-backed vaccine.

Regardless of quite a few EU nations lining as much as purchase doses of the jab, the German rubbished claims its producer had utilized for regulatory approval from the bloc’s medicines regulator.

She added: “I need to say we nonetheless marvel why Russia is providing theoretically hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of doses whereas not sufficiently progressing in vaccinating their very own individuals.”

10:37am replace: Spain’s hidden euro revolt: Spanish households hoarding 1.5billion value of pesetas in houses

Spanish individuals have been hoarding the equal of 1.5 billion euros in previous pesetas, it has emerged, in a blow to the European Union’s widespread foreign money venture.

Spain joined the eurozone and adopted the euro over 20 years in the past however Spanish persons are nonetheless holding onto their previous nationwide foreign money.

Whereas some are holding the foreign money for nostalgic causes, some companies are nonetheless accepting them.

Jesus Paino, the proprietor of a newsstand within the Spanish capital, informed Euronews he was additionally accepting pesetas at his store.

He mentioned: “Individuals of all ages come right here.

“There are individuals from my era – they usually come from throughout Madrid.

“Individuals have needed to take the automotive simply to return right here to spend their pesetas.”


Lord Frost has been appointed Cupboard Minister with duty for EU relations (Picture: GETTY)

9:35am replace: This might get ugly: EU admits panic over UK relationship as Lord Frost deployed

EU chiefs have warned towards a “state of everlasting tensions or dramas” within the post-Brexit relationship with the UK.

Diplomats and officers hope Lord Frost’s elevation to the Cupboard will assist preserve a lid on a sequence of rows brewing over Northern Eire and the commerce and safety treaty.

Boris Johnson’s former chief negotiator was handed a seat in Cupboard and given full duty over Britain’s dealings with Brussels.

Lord Frost will takeover the so-called Joint Committee and Partnership Council that handle the UK and EU’s post-Brexit relationships.

08:40am replace: EU military now! Macron blasts NATO and takes swipe at US earlier than Biden showdown at the moment

Emmanuel Macron renewed his name for a united European defence technique in a stern warning to NATO leaders forward of at the moment’s G7 crunch assembly.

In a brutal assault on NATO, he urged the EU to maneuver ahead and focus by itself army cooperation.

Mr Macron informed the FT: “I’m a defender of European sovereignty, of strategic autonomy, not as a result of I’m towards NATO or as a result of I doubt our American buddies, however as a result of I’m lucid on the state of the world.

“As a result of I believe we’d like a good sharing of the burden and Europe can’t delegate its safety and the safety of its neighbourhood to the USA and so we have now to do it collectively.”

07.43am replace: Purchase BRITISH! Brexiteer Redwood orders pressing supply of Cornish fish – EU exports snubbed

Brexiteer Sir John Redwood has continued his push for individuals to purchase British after revealing he’s ready for a supply of Cornish fish as “some supermarkets are nonetheless not providing sufficient UK produce”.

Earlier this week, a brand new survey indicated a 3rd of British customers have stopped shopping for produce from EU nations since Brexit.

Sir John mentioned the outcomes of that survey emphasised precisely why the bloc must make it so simple as doable to get items into the UK – as a substitute of its present “curious” perspective.

The analysis, undertaken Censuswide for Eskenzi PR and Advertising quizzing 1,000 individuals dwelling within the UK, discovered 34 p.c had stopped shopping for items and providers from the EU for the reason that UK lastly severed all ties from the bloc following the top of the Brexit transition interval on December 31.

(Extra reporting by James Bickerton and Luke Hawker)

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