Removing the highest court in Europe from the Brexit protocol is ‘an impossibility’ – POLITICO

Turning the European Court of Justice into a Brexit “bogeyman” threatens Northern Ireland’s place in the EU’s single market for goods, and removing it from the protocol treaty is “an impossibility”, according to leading figures of the EU. European Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness and EU Ambassador to the UK João Vale de Almeida … Read more

British ‘threats’ to ditch the Brexit protocol make it harder to fix – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. DUBLIN – Recurring British threats Activating Article 16 and withdrawing from the post-Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland is making it difficult to find practical solutions and stoking broader trade tensions, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič warned on Thursday. The Commission’s point man on post-Brexit relations with the … Read more

The EU approves mandate for the negotiations of the Gibraltar treaty with the United Kingdom – POLITICO

Negotiations for a post-Brexit treaty on Gibraltar’s relationship with the EU are about to begin after EU governments approved a mandate for the talks. The EU Council gave the green light to the European Commission’s mandate on Tuesday, paving the way for formal negotiations between the bloc and the UK to “establish a comprehensive and … Read more

UK delays controls on EU imports again – POLITICO

LONDON – The UK has postponed the introduction of EU import controls for the second time, and now expects they won’t be fully implemented until July 1, 2022. Although Britain left the EU single market late last year, the UK government staggered the introduction of controls on imported products such as food to allow companies … Read more

Abu Dhabi ports improve gas network in ICAD

Abu Dhabi Ports has embarked on a comprehensive network service upgrade at ZonesCorp, part of the Abu Dhabi Ports group of industrial cities and free zones, to ensure the uninterrupted supply of gas to its customers. Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, CEO of ZonesCorp. (Image Source: ZonesCorp) The modernization of the system will be carried … Read more

Attacks on Gulf Shipping Leave Global Economy Vulnerable – POLITICO

Last week, an oil tanker traveling through the Gulf of Oman was beaten by an alleged kamikaze drone, killing two crew members. And yesterday, several vessels traveling through the nearby Strait of Hormuz reported sudden emergencies, while another was approached by operatives suspected of being Iranian troops. A terrible situation for all those affected, without … Read more

Brussels will not allow Brexit to ruin its summer holidays – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. The UK is pushing for a big Brexit restart, but don’t expect Brussels to sideline its summer plans. Britain’s David Frost explained his latest proposal to reform Northern Ireland’s divorce protocol on Wednesday. However, although the UK spoke harshly, the EU’s response was polite: “Well, we will talk, … Read more

UK’s Frost says EU is dodging ‘heart of the problem’ in post-Brexit trade – POLITICAL

The latest EU concessions to enforce post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland ports do not touch “the heart of the problem,” as Brussels still seeks to impose an incredibly stringent trade border there, according to the Brexit man from the UK, David Frost. Frost told the Policy Exchange think tank on Thursday that he is … Read more

Northern Ireland meat ban deal likely to be delayed ‘by 48 hours’, says EU commissioner – POLITICO

The European Commission is confident that the UK’s request to delay the ban on shipments of chilled meat to Northern Ireland will be formally agreed before Wednesday’s deadline, Vice President Maroš Šefčovič told legislators in Belfast. Šefčovič offered security on Monday by answering video questions from members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, including British trade … Read more

Five years after the referendum, Brexit has no end – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. LONDON – Half a decade after the referendum that electrified British politics, Brexit simply won’t go away. The fifth anniversary of the vote to leave the European Union lands on Wednesday amid the prospect of an early election in Northern Ireland, a vote that could turn into a … Read more