Category Brexit

Top scientists push ‘final opportunity’ for EU-UK research deal

Leaked letter from leading scientists warns of ‘long-term consequences’ if UK does not participate in Horizon Europe. BY CRISTINA GALLARDO AND CHARLIE COOPER LONDON — Top researchers in the U.K. and Europe have called on leaders to use the final stages of Brexit talks to reach a deal on science collaboration, warning of the “fundamental and long-term consequences” […]

BBC Radio 4 – Any Questions?

Greg Hands MP, Dan Jarvis MP, Pascal Lamy, Baroness Stuart Link to the Podcast on BBC 4 radio

Jointed Letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission and Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister

Dear President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Johnson, For the last four years, the European and UK research community has been calling for continued scientific cooperation post-Brexit. In this late state of the negotiations, we urge you to find a compromise. This is the final opportunity to use these negotiations to ensure that future […]

How state aid became a Brexit deal-breaker

Tories used to think controls on subsidies were the best thing about Brussels. Now they want to open the spending taps For years only left-wingers like Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader, and Bob Crow, a trade-union honcho, were bothered by Europe’s state-aid regime. For Conservative Eurosceptics, it was the best thing about Brussels. Rules prohibiting […]

No-deal Brexit would relegate UK to ‘minor leagues’, says former WTO boss

Pascal Lamy, who was director general of the WTO, between 2005 and 2013, said there was a stark choice for the UK between ‘minor’ and ‘great’ trade relations with the country’s largest trading partner The UK faces relegation to the lesser leagues of global trade if Boris Johnson’s government fails to conclude a free trade deal with […]

UK and EU research leaders urge Brexit negotiators to compromise on Horizon Europe agreement.

In a joint statement published today, over 100 organisations and individuals representing the research community across the UK and Europe have set out how negotiators could secure an agreement on UK participation in the EU’s major research framework programme. As negotiators continue the fifth round of discussions on the post-Brexit EU-UK relationship this week, the […]