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Brexit raises concerns on Justice issues – Fitzgerald

Brexit raises concerns on Justice issues – Fitzgerald

January 9, 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU raises problems when it comes to justice issues.

That’s according to Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald.

MEPs are currently scrutinising the EU-UK trade deal document which runs to over twelve hundred pages (1200). They have to vote on the agreement for it to be fully ratified.

Frances Fitzgerald says areas of justice require further information. 

Out words: third country  

Dur:  00:34

Winners and Losers Brexit Trade Deal – Packaged report

Winners and Losers Brexit Trade Deal – Packaged report

January 8, 2021

It’s been little over two weeks since the EU-UK trade deal was brokered after many months of very tough negotiations.

We know the deal has left certain sectors like the fishing industry deeply unhappy. But many people are relieved the trade agreement was finally struck.

The European Parliament still has to ratify the deal. And MEPs are currently scrutinising it.

In this report Karen Coleman has been talking to some of them about the trade deal.

Out words: EuroParlRadio

Dur: 05:00

Ireland should get “Lion’s share” of EU Brexit funds – Markey

Ireland should get “Lion’s share” of EU Brexit funds – Markey

January 8, 2021

Ireland should get two thirds of the five billion euro (€5bn) earmarked for countries most impacted by the UK’s departure from the EU.

That’s the verdict of Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey.

The EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve is to be made available to sectors that are most affected by Brexit.

Colm Markey says there’s EU-wide acceptance that Ireland will be impacted more than any other EU state.

Out words: our economy

Dur: 00:27

Future EU-UK Financial services talks will be ‘difficult’ – Kelleher

Future EU-UK Financial services talks will be ‘difficult’ – Kelleher

January 8, 2021

Talks on how UK Financial Services are going to be able to do business with the EU market in the future will be difficult.  

So says Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher.

MEPs are currently scrutinising the EU-UK Trade deal which was brokered on Christmas Eve. They’re expected to vote on it in March.

However, the agreement doesn’t include details on how the UK will be able to access EU financial markets. Both sides are due to discuss future financial services arrangements within the coming months.  

But according to Billy Kelleher those discussions will not be easy.

Out words: of concern

Dur: 00:35

MEPs expected to ratify Brexit trade deal in March – Fitzgerald

MEPs expected to ratify Brexit trade deal in March – Fitzgerald

January 8, 2021

The European Parliament is expected to vote in March on the EU-UK Trade deal that was brokered on Christmas Eve.

That’s according to Fine Gael MEP for Dublin Frances Fitzgerald.

At the moment MEPs are scrutinising the deal that’s over twelve hundred pages. They need to ratify the agreement for it to be fully implemented.

Here’s Frances Fitzgerald.

Out words: the implementation

Dur: 00:33

“Rockall is a rock” with no jurisdiction rights – Markey

“Rockall is a rock” with no jurisdiction rights – Markey

January 7, 2021

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey says the Scottish patrol boat that recently blocked a Donegal fishing vessel from entering waters around Rockall, had no right to do so.

The skipper of the Northern Celt was told on Monday they couldn’t fish within twelve nautical miles of the North Atlantic outcrop because of the recent EU-UK trade deal.

Colm Markey is arguing the Scottish didn’t have a right to make those instructions.

Out words: over it

Dur: 00:31

Ireland needs to get sizeable chunk of €5bn EU Brexit fund – MacManus

Ireland needs to get sizeable chunk of €5bn EU Brexit fund – MacManus

January 7, 2021

Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus is calling on the government to ensure it secures a sizeable chunk of the EU Brexit adjustment fund.

The Midlands North-West MEP says Irish fishing industries will be hugely impacted by the EU-UK Trade deal.

He's arguing they need to be properly compensated from the five billion euro (5bn) fund that’s been set up to compensate sectors worst affected by the UK’s departure from the EU.  

Out words: of funding

Dur: 00:42

EU Vigilance of UK needed on Trade deal – MacManus

EU Vigilance of UK needed on Trade deal – MacManus

January 7, 2021

MEPs in the European Parliament are scrutinising the EU-UK trade deal that was brokered on Christmas eve.

They have to ratify the agreement for it to be fully implemented. But so far no date has been confirmed for a European Parliament vote on it.

Sinn Fein MEP for the Midlands North-West Constituency, Chris MacManus says the EU will have to be continually vigilant to ensure the UK adheres to the deal over the coming years.

Out words: the agreement

Dur:  00:31

Irish fishing industries must get access to EU Brexit fund – Kelleher

Irish fishing industries must get access to EU Brexit fund – Kelleher

January 7, 2021

Fishing industries in Ireland should benefit from the EU Brexit adjustment fund because they’ll be so negatively impacted by the UK’s exit from the EU.

So says Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher.

The five billion euro (€5 billion) fund is to be made available to sectors most effected by Brexit.

The new EU-UK trade deal will see a twenty five percent decline in EU fishing rights in UK waters over the next five and a half years.  

Here’s Billy Kelleher.

Out words: the agreement

Dur: 00:25

Irish citizens will be able “to travel at will” between Ireland and UK – Cuffe

Irish citizens will be able “to travel at will” between Ireland and UK – Cuffe

December 29, 2020

Britain’s exit from the Brexit transition period will put an end to the free movement of people from the UK into the EU. UK citizens will no longer have the freedom to work, study, start a business or live in the bloc.

They will need visas for long-term stays in an EU country.

But the UK will also restrict the movement of EU citizens into its territory.

However, Ciarán Cuffe Green Party MEP for Dublin, says Irish citizens shouldn’t  be affected by these new restrictions.

Our words: until now

Dur: 00:24

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