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Turkey urges EU for decision on upgrading Customs Union

While calling on the leaders of the European Union (EU) to make the upcoming summit a turning point for ties between Ankara and Brussels, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 20 urged the Union to take decisions for concrete steps for this bid, including a mandate that will authorize the EU Commission to negotiate Customs Union with Turkey.

UK Moves to Delay Border Control with EU until January 1st 2022

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.

Bexit: UK Begins a New Age as It Separates from EU Today

The UK stopped following EU rules at 23:00 CET as replacement arrangements for travel, trade, immigration and security co-operation came into force.

Boris Johnson said the UK had "freedom in our hands" and the ability to do things "differently and better" now the long Brexit process was over.

But opponents of leaving the EU maintain the country will be worse off.

British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

Britain's Parliament voted resoundingly on Dec. 30 to approve a trade deal with the European Union, paving the way for an orderly break with the bloc that will finally complete the U.K.'s long and divisive Brexit journey.

With just a day to spare, lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 521-73 in favor of the agreement sealed between the U.K. government and the EU last week.

Brexit Trade Deal Unanimously Approved by EU Ambassadors

EU ambassadors have today approved the Brexit trade deal with the UK, ahead of the MPs vote.

The deal, hammered out on Christmas Eve ahead of implementation on January 1, has been given another green light with the unanimous approval.

It comes as MPs in Britain are preparing to vote on the deal in a special sitting of Parliament on Wednesday.

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