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United Kingdom: Thousands of Europeans more than 65 years potentially in an irregular situation
© AFP - Tolga Akmen in the United Kingdom (here in the London Metro, July 19, 2021), European nationals installed since Years had until June 30 to regularize their situation. The Europeans had to have completed the settled status (permanent resident status), a document authorizing them to stay in the territory, before June 30th. According to a parliamentary report, only 2% of the over 65 years have registered, far from reflecting the share of European retirees.
The British government threatens to terminate the agreements on Northern Ireland and calls for a moratorium. Brussels responds promptly.
With the demand for a renegotiation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, United Kingdom. The British Government demanded to temporarily suspend the protocol. "We can not go on that," said Brexit Minister David Frost in front of Parliament in London.
The cancellation from Brussels came within a few hours. EU Commission President Maros Sefcovic declared a "renegotiation" is excluded. Although the EU is willing to continue dialogue and to find "innovative solutions" with London. But this must be "in the context" of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Sefcovic pointed out that the regulations negotiated in hard work had been ratified by the British Parliament.
Fans go from euphoria to despair as England falls short
LONDON (AP) — So close. It took just a few weeks to undo decades of pessimism for England fans, persuading millions that the team could defy decades of disappointment and win a major international soccer tournament for the first time since 1966. For much of Sunday’s final against Italy, it felt like it might. But when Italy won the European Championship in a 3-2 penalty shootout, following a close-fought match that ended 1-1 after extra time, fans sat with heads in hands. At a fan zone in Croydon, south London, friends hugged one another in consolation as a DJ played Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger.
Brexit Minister Frost had demanded: "We have to quickly agree on a moratorium." Negotiations are needed to bring the Northern Ireland protocol into a "new balance". A temporary suspension of the regulations would make it possible to "tackle the problems as a whole" and not to plunge from a crisis to the next, the State Secretary Brandon Lewis responsible for Northern Ireland added.London wants extension of the transitional rules
The protocol provides that no customs controls will be introduced between the British province of Northern Ireland and the EU member of Ireland. Instead, it should be checked between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Among other things, the British government calls for a relaxation of the controls and an extension of transitional regulations for certain goods.
The Latest: S Korea virus cases spreading outside Seoul area
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,600 more coronavirus cases, with infections spreading beyond the hard-hit capital area where officials have enforced the country’s toughest social distancing restrictions. The number of cases reported Thursday nearly match the one-day record of 1,615 set only a day earlier and marks the ninth straight day with more than 1,000 new cases recorded. More than 1,100 of the latest cases are in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Province and Incheon. Infections are also rising outside the Seoul area, prompting calls for virus restrictions to be elevated nationwide.
The application of the Northern Ireland Protocol has been causing a dispute between the United Kingdom and the EU for months. A derogation for meat products The EU had already extended by three months to 30 September.
the EU member Ireland warned about realism and granted Britain's demands also a clear cancellation. The Northern Ireland Protocol had been agreed jointly by London and Brussels and must now be implemented together, said Foreign Minister Simon Coveney in Dublin.
The Unionists in Northern Ireland criticize that the Protocol de facto creates a sea border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. They fear that so the way for a reunion of Northern Ireland should be levied with Ireland. On the other hand, a customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland could be at risk of Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which ended the decades of bloody Northern Ireland conflict.
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United Kingdom: The Government facing a case of cases Contact .
© House of Commons Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a soaring the number of contact cases that paralyze part of the country. (© House of Commons / Press Association Images) A closed metro line in London, for lack of staff. This is one of the consequences of the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom . This increase in the number of patients inevitably leads to an explosion of contact cases.