Gregory Katz, Associated Press Updated 7:03 am CDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 file photo Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent leave the European Union Brexit campaigner walks away after leaving the Cabinet Office in London. A British judge has ruled that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be summoned to court to answer questions about his possible misconduct in public office during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. less FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 file photo Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent leave the European Union Brexit campaigner walks away after leaving the Cabinet Office in ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to face court questions about Brexit claims
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May at a cabinet meeting in 2016 when she was interior minister; Merkel at a Bundestag meeting in 2014. Photo: DPA With Brexit lurking just around the corner, some Brits living in Germany may feel a bit uneasy about what it will mean for them, or they may be taking steps to secure their future in the EU. There are upwards of 116,000 British nationals living in Germany. If you're one of them, a lot is up in the air come Brexit - whether it comes to working or travelling rights, or simply if you should open a German bank account. SEE ALSO: What you should know about the Brexit deal if you're British in Germany We want to hear from our British readers: are you worried about Brexit, and if so, is there a particular question you'd like to know the answer to? Have you already taken steps to ensure you can continue your life in Germany, such as converting your UK driving licence or even becoming German? Are you simply waiting to find out the final deal? Please fill in the form below … [Read more...] about Brits in Germany: How do you feel about Brexit?
With Brexit creeping closer, some Brits living in Spain may be anxious about what it will mean for them, or may be taking steps to secure their future in the EU. If the UK can strike a withdrawal agreement that secures the status quo rights of British citizens currently living in Europe after Brexit then presumably there is no reason to worry. Those Brits here in Spain can stay for life. But what if there is no such deal? Is anyone making a contingency plan? We want to know what preparations Brits in Spain are making to secure their residency, eligibility to work, and other practicalities in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We want to hear from our British readers: are you worried about Brexit, and if so, is there a particular question you'd like to know the answer to? Have you already taken steps to ensure you can continue your life in Spain, such as applying for Spanish citizenship? Are you simply waiting to find out the final deal? Please fill in the form below to … [Read more...] about Brits in Spain: How do you feel about Brexit?
By Matthew Bennett Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that up to 95 percent of the more than 5,000 weekly flights between the UK and Spain are at risk if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit deal in March. “If nothing is done it will be a nightmare in the European and UK airports”, director general Alexandre de Juniac told The Guardian. On Friday, I spoke to Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, about Brexit (and the Catalan crisis). He said 200,000 jobs and €6 billion of tax revenue from British companies—which have invested €66 billion in Spain over the last ten years—are at stake with Brexit, not including the tourist sector. Brits are the largest group of foreign tourists by far in Spain: the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows 12.9 million visited Spain through the end of August this year, more than the French (8.3 million), the … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Are 17 million Brits ready not to holiday in Spain with no-deal Brexit?
So wrote Germany’s largest weekly, Spiegel, in a piece headlined ‘Don’t Leave Us’ and published in the UK shortly before the Brexit referendum in June 2016. Germany had a €37 billion trade surplus with Britain in 2017: the main reason German exporters “need the British.” More than 10 per cent of all exported goods and services in some German regions go to the UK. The bilateral trade partnership is worth €120+ billion a year. Germany has much to lose, but also to gain, from Brexit. Britain exports €188 billion in goods to EU countries and commentators have suggested Germany could sweep up some of Britain’s share of the EU market after Brexit. “Regardless of the trade rules that will apply after Brexit, one thing is sure to come,” Annika Pattberg, director of Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)’s London office, told daily Die Welt. "British goods are likely to lose … [Read more...] about Why Brexit is a double-edged sword for Germany: Special report