Aftermath of the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
The government of Emmanuel Macron is preparing plans to replace French as the official "working language" of the EU when France takes over the presidency of the EU Council in January 2022, a diplomat was quoted as saying by Politico. Paris sees its first post-Brexit leadership in the union as an opportunity to push its native language for the lingua franca of Brussels.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu thanked visiting European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic for the intense efforts made to ensure the proper implementation of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, as well as of the agreements governing the post-Brexit relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, the Foreign Ministry said i
The UK government has announced its decision to delay deadlines for changing border controls in relation to the import of products from the EU into the UK with six months.
In an announcement yesterday the UK government said that it has reviewed time frame originally set out for its changed trading relationship with the EU.
Spain and Britain reached a preliminary agreement on Thursday to keep the Gibraltar land border open, just hours before Britain's full exit from the European Union.
As part of the agreement, Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on Spain's southern tip, will remain part of European Union agreements such as the Schengen Area, Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya said.
Ljubljana – Barbara Uranjek, director of the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, has welcomed an agreement on future relations between the UK and EU. She urged companies to prepare in time for coming Brexit-related changes. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry sees the deal as a pleasant surprise and analyst Peter Verovšek considers it a win for the EU.
Political leaders in Europe on Dec. 24 hailed the belated sealing of a U.K.-EU post-Brexit deal that aims to lay the groundwork for long-term future cooperation.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lauded what he termed "a good deal for the whole of Europe," which offers "a new stability and a new certainty" to relations.