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US News Brexit: London wants to tax European water to better defend its oysters

01:30  22 february  2021
01:30  22 february  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

Recovery plan: the EU asks states to speed up their ratification

 Recovery plan: the EU asks states to speed up their ratification © JOHANNA GERON Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European executive, February 10, 2021 in Brussels The EU called on the member states on Friday to "accelerate" national ratifications of the mechanism to finance the massive post-Covid recovery plan, the first payments of which could take place "at the beginning of the summer". Main pillar of the "Next Generation EU" recovery plan, the "recovery and resilience facility" in the form of grants (312.5 billion euros) and loans (360 billion) was

© AFP Police officers talk to a driver working in the shellfish industry who brought his truck to central London to protest against post- Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions - AFP. The import of European mineral water and several food products into Britain could be restricted under retaliatory measures being considered by ministers over Brussels' refusal to end its blockade on UK shellfish. The Telegraph can disclose that ministers are looking at proposals dubbed " Water Wars" which could see the UK end a number of continuity arrangements it has agreed with the EU.

The EU's Brexit Task Force met with the European Parliament's TAX 3 secretariat last week to discuss how Britain will align its tax rules with the EU. Campaign groups fear this proposal will be used to deliberately undermine a post- Brexit economy. The draft documents, written by the TAX 3 committee, state: 'The intention is that they commit to continue to alignment with EU standards, including for their overseas countries and territories'. 'The mandate for the negotiating team is to define and create a level playing field, taking into consideration four main areas, of which one is taxation'.

La Grande-Bretagne envisage « des restrictions à l’importation d’eau minérale ». © 274679919 / monticellllo - stock.adobe.com Britain is considering "restrictions on the import of mineral water".

Failing to reach an agreement on the difficult shellfish aquaculture issue, Britain is reportedly considering retaliatory measures vis-à-vis the European Union. "Ministers are considering 'Water Wars' proposals that could see the UK end a number of continuity agreements with the EU," told UK daily Telegraph on Saturday. "Restrictions on the import of mineral water and potato seeds could be put in place," continues the paper, which refers to "from" well-placed "government sources.

Business with tax havens should become less attractive.

 Business with tax havens should become less attractive. Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to make tax evasion from Germany more difficult. This emerges from a draft law for the so-called tax haven defense law, which was published on Monday on the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance. © Dorothée Barth / dpa Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to give authorities the right weapons for the fight against tax evasion.

London (CNN) The United Kingdom and European Union have reached a post- Brexit trade agreement after months of fraught negotiations. The breakthrough averts a much-feared "no-deal" scenario that would have sparked economic chaos Echoing the nationalistic rhetoric that featured so prominently in the Brexit referendum campaign he said: "We've taken back control of our laws and our destiny from January 1, we are outside the customs union and outside the single market; British laws will be made solely by the British parliament, interpreted by the UK judges sitting in UK courts; and the jurisdiction of.

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox want the continuation of the smooth trade relations with the European Union.

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Discussions began earlier this month, after the European Commission announced that the ban on the export of oysters, clams, scallops and mussels from some UK waters would become permanent due to the country's new status.

Boris Johnson's government has not responded to the Telegraph report. On Sunday, however, he announced his intention to expand financial support for the fishing and shellfish industry, which currently stands at 23 million pounds (26.6 million euros).

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The eligibility criteria will be widened for companies, in particular those which produce shellfish and crustaceans, and which have been affected by export issues after Brexit and by weak demand during the Covid-19 pandemic, the government said.

Brexit: au pair, the end of a tradition .
© Getty Images / PhotoAlto - PhotoAlto / Eric Audras The au pair system was a well established tradition in the United Kingdom (illustration). Since January 1 and the implementation of a new points immigration system in the United Kingdom, au pair stays have become almost impossible for young Europeans, who nevertheless constitute the majority of applications. It is an old and very popular tradition in the United Kingdom that the advent of Brexit has just completed: au pairs.

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