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Red tape and costs ahead with EU-UK Trade deal – Andrews

Red tape and costs ahead with EU-UK Trade deal – Andrews

December 29, 2020

EU Ambassadors yesterday (Monday) approved the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement paving the way for it to take provisional effect on January 1st.

However, the European Parliament still has to vote on the agreement. And MEPs are insisting they be given enough time to scrutinise the deal before they do so.  

Although the Agreement will mean zero tariffs and quotas between both sides customs checks and controls will apply to UK exports entering the EU.

Barry Andrews – Fianna Fail MEP for Dublin – explains what it will mean for EU businesses that trade with the UK.

Out words: about it

Dur: 00:47

Irish fishers will have to get ‘fair share’ of fishing quotas – O’Sullivan

Irish fishers will have to get ‘fair share’ of fishing quotas – O’Sullivan

December 28, 2020

The future conservation of fishing stocks and preservation of species will have to be well managed when it comes to negotiating future fishing quotas with the UK.

That’s the warning from Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan who was commenting on the EU-UK Trade deal that was struck on Christmas Eve.

The deal will see twenty five percent (25%) of EU boats’ fishing rights in UK waters transferred to UK fishing fleets over a transition period of five and a half years.

After that period, annual negotiations on fishing quotas for both sides will be worked out between them. 

Some Irish fishers have expressed their dismay at the Brexit deal which will see a decline in the quotas of fish they will be able to catch in UK waters in the future.  

Here’s Grace O’Sullivan.

Out words: in Ireland

Dur: 00:28

Willingness of European Parliament to pass Brexit deal – O’Sullivan

Willingness of European Parliament to pass Brexit deal – O’Sullivan

December 28, 2020

The leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament will meet this morning (10:00am CET) to discuss the outcome of the EU-UK Brexit trade deal.

The deal will need to be approved by both the European Parliament and the EU’s twenty seven (27) member countries.

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan says MEPs must be given enough time to scrutinise the trade agreement before voting on it.

The Parliament had originally hoped to vote on the deal before the end of this year. But it wasn’t brokered in time for that to happen.

Now they’ll have to vote on it early next year instead.  

Here’s Grace O’Sullivan.

Out words: wide open

Dur: 00:30

European Parliament political groups to meet on Brexit deal – Andrews

European Parliament political groups to meet on Brexit deal – Andrews

December 27, 2020

The leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament are to meet tomorrow morning to discuss the outcome of the EU-UK Brexit trade deal.

The deal will need to be approved by both the European Parliament and the EU’s twenty seven (27) member countries.

However, MEPs have warned they will need time to scrutinise the deal before they vote on it.

Fianna Fail’s Barry Andrews says there’s a short window of time to do that.

Out words: that timeframe

Dur: 00:44

“Really important” MEPs are involved in Brexit deal approval – Cuffe

“Really important” MEPs are involved in Brexit deal approval – Cuffe

December 27, 2020

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe is warning the European Parliament must be given adequate time to properly scrutinise the Brexit Trade deal that was brokered on Christmas Eve.

The Parliament must ratify the deal for it to be fully implemented. It’s expected they will vote on it early next year.

However, Ciarán Cuffe says MEPs must be fully involved in the process of approving the deal.

Out words: Christmas period

Dur:  00:20

European Parliament “side-lined” in Brexit approval process – Cuffe

European Parliament “side-lined” in Brexit approval process – Cuffe

December 27, 2020

The European Parliament will have to ratify the Brexit trade deal in early 2021.

They had hoped to vote on the deal by the end of this year but it was struck too late on Christmas eve for them to do so.

The deal will be ‘provisionally applied’ by the EU to avoid a no-deal outcome.

However Green party MEP Ciarán Cuffe says the provisional approval of the deal is not good.

Out words: months ahead

Dur: 00:35

Brexit compromises on fishing ‘will be difficult’’– Clune

Brexit compromises on fishing ‘will be difficult’’– Clune

December 27, 2020

The EU-Brexit trade deal will mean a decline in EU fishing quotas in British waters by 25 percent during a five and a half year transition period.

After that transition EU boats’ access to UK waters will be dependent on annual negotiations between both sides.

The Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says Irish fishing industries will be impacted by the decline in fishing quotas.

Out words: and discussed

Dur: 00:30

“Sense of relief” at Brexit deal – Clune

“Sense of relief” at Brexit deal – Clune

December 27, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament have been reacting to the Brexit trade deal that was struck on Christmas eve.

They’ll have to ratify the deal with a vote in the European Parliament. But no date has been set for that vote so far.

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says she’s relieved the deal was finally brokered after many months of tough negotiations.

Out words: difficult situation

Dur: 00:31

Brexit deal would be passed by European Parliament

Brexit deal would be passed by European Parliament

December 19, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament will have to vote on a Brexit Trade deal if it is brokered between the EU and the UK.

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs Friday morning there were only hours left to broker a deal if it’s to enter into force on January the first.

Fine Gael’s Dublin MEP Frances Fitzgerald says she’s confident the Parliament will vote for the deal if agreement is reached between the two sides.

Out words: as possible

Dur: 00:33

 

No time for MEPs ‘grand-standing’ now on Brexit deal – Fitzgerald

No time for MEPs ‘grand-standing’ now on Brexit deal – Fitzgerald

December 18, 2020

The European Parliament has agreed to hold an extraordinary session later this month in order to vote on a Brexit trade deal if one is brokered by Sunday evening.

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs this morning there were only hours left to broker a deal if it’s to enter into force on January 1st. 

But some MEPs expressed concerns about rushing the deal through the Parliament without proper scrutiny.

However, Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald says this is not the time for grand-standing.

Out words: debate it

Dur: 00:31

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