The EU is a joke when they talk of transparency, for you only have to look at their budgets to prove that. Have they ever had a completed budget audit approved.
As usual the EU is trying to show they are big hitters and throwing around their assumed power. They have been behind in this vaccine all along and still have to approve it.
I feel it is a bit of jealously in that the UK got ahead of them, so I am glad we left the EU and other countries need to seriously look into the EU and ensure they put themselves forward instead of the EU.
Source: COVID-19 vaccine: EU Commission insists AstraZeneca commitment ‘binding’ as supply row escalates | Euronews
In the article the following is mentioned ‘ “The European Commission suggested yesterday that European fishermen could continue to fish in British waters after a no-deal. Do you, Mr President, want to have your cake and eat it?,” Daily Mail journalist James Franey asked.
So, in the referred UK Territorial waters the issue of fish would be under the jurisdiction of the UK, not France or the EU, so Macron’s comment about ‘cake’ does not hold water. It is up to the UK to state if they wish to amend the jurisdiction, so it is UK cake not French cake. Therefore it is not Macron’s cake to give or retain.
Now what about the money we are expected to give to the EU, surely if you give an agreed notice of termination, and we have given more than 4 years, no money should be given to the EU, especially with a ‘No Deal’ situation.
I appreciate that we left on 31 December 2019, but the giving of termination money should be dependent on receiving a Trade Deal, so if it is ‘No Deal’ then any giving of money should be terminated.
Source: Macron on EU-UK fishing feud: ‘I’m not giving my piece of cake away’ | Euronews
BREXITEERS have slapped down Guy Verhofstadt after he made a dig about Brexit in a Twitter post.
Source: Brexiteers slap down Guy Verhofstadt after Twitter dig ‘Still bitter!’ | Politics | News | Express.co.uk
EU to invest €2bn on vaccines now being tested but UK officials say scheme benefits are ‘limited’
Source: UK has opted out of EU coronavirus vaccine programme, sources say | World news | The Guardian
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Thursday that “significant divergences” persisted in its talks with Britain on their new relationship from 2021.
Britain left the EU in January and is in a standstill transition period with the bloc to give the two sides time to forge a new relationship on everything from trade to security.
Source: EU executive says ‘significant’ differences in Brexit talks – Reuters
Four years ago this month, the British public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. What followed – years of protracted debate and animosity – painted a picture of a country utterly divided. But a deal was finally reached and the United Kingdom did leave on January 31 this year.
While the UK has settled its divorce, it remains in a transition period until the end of this year. A year in which it must abide by the rules of membership, while enjoying the privileges. Ultimately though, the transition period is about achieving an orderly settlement on what the future relationship will be.
Source: Coronavirus Briefing: Remember Brexit? It’s back : euronews
We take a look back at the UK’s history with the EU, a 47 year relationship marked by ups, downs and opt-outs, in 3 minutes.
Source: UK & EU: a bumpy relationship from the start | Euronews
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to do all it can to conclude negotiations with Britain on its future relationship with the European Union by the end of this year, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday.
Source: Germany wants to conclude Brexit talks by year’s end – minister – Reuters