In joint a statement on Wednesday, Germany and France said there was 'no other plausible explanation' for opposition figure Alexei Navalny's poisoning other than Russian involvement. The UK is hoping the German Chancellor can persuade the French President to give ground on fish in order to remove the final hurdle to a deal. Regaining the ability to act unilaterally on state aid is viewed by many in the Government as one of the leading benefits of splitting from Brussels.
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It also called for a deal that minimises the impact of non-tariff barriers such as regulatory checks 'to ensure maximum choice, availability and quality for consumers while not increasing prices.'. Deutsche Bank analysts estimate that the costs to trade between Britain and the European Union will be high even if the two sides manage to strike a deal by the end of the year because of the impact of non-tariff barriers. Mr Macron wants French trawlers to maintain their current access to British waters but Downing Street is adamant UK boats will be given priority. He lashed out at Britain over its hardline position on fishing rights in territorial waters after the transition period ends on December 31 as talks ended without breakthrough in London. Britons hoping to travel abroad after Brexit are urged to 'check, change or go' in new Government ad campaign, Luis Suarez PASSES his Italian exam as Uruguayan bids to secure dual nationality... with exiled Barcelona striker needing an EU passport to keep hopes of a Juventus transfer alive, The Queen's £400 million fortune: New book claims Her Majesty's personal wealth is £50 million higher than previously thought, Britons face quarantine when they arrive in EVERY EU country as bloc adopts 'standard' threshold for imposing self-isolation. Mr Sunak wants to overhaul planning laws and offer wide-ranging tax cuts just a year after the UK becomes fully independent from the European Union.
Before Covid, British food was flourishing as never before.
SHEILA DILLON: British farming and food production are a remarkable success story. Australians under 30 will be able to live and work in the UK for more than two years, under proposed visa changes being considered in the wake of Brexit. EU had better believe it! The European Union is said to have struck a deal with AstraZeneca - which owns the rights to the experimental shot - that diminishes the UK drug giant's liability if people fall ill after being inoculated. Rolls-Royce's glowing mascot is banned from lighting up under crackdown on pollution, Germany and France directly accuse Russia of 'involvement and responsibility' in the poisoning of Putin-foe Alexei Navalny, MPs warn threat from dissident republican groups 'has not decreased' and Brexit could be used as a rallying point to recruit new members, Ursula von der Leyen announces the EU is launching legal action against the UK over Boris Johnson's plans to override parts of the Brexit divorce deal, 'Leaving the EU is BAD for our national security': Former MI6 boss Sir John Scarlett says UK will have to cope with reduced intelligence on Islamic terror suspects after Brexit, Boris Johnson's controversial Brexit legislation allowing ministers to break international law PASSES final stage in the Commons by 340 votes to 256, EU's deal to buy AstraZeneca's Covid-19 at a discount 'will mean countries have to cover compensation costs if the jab causes negative side effects', United States Department of Justice offers $5million reward for the capture of the 'Colombian guerrilla group leader accused of narco-terrorism', US farming is tasteless, toxic and cruel - and its monstrous practices have no place here: Radio 4's veteran food presenter Sheila Dillon decries ministers' dangerous plans, Edin Dzeko 'close to sealing £15m switch to Juventus from Roma, which could dash Luis Suarez's proposed move from Barcelona' despite passing Italian exam in bid to secure dual nationality, Going to Europe next year?