European Union watchdog clashes with Britain over financial market rules

Saturday, 08 Feb, 2020

Supporters of Brexit cited the desire to create their own laws and regulations without needing to follow the EU's rules as a primary reason to leave. But most EU-Australia trade runs along basic WTO rules, so this would effectively be a no deal.

Britain left the European Union on Friday under a deal in which the two sides agreed to strike an "ambitious, broad, deep and flexible partnership", including a free trade deal and security agreements, during a transition period running to the end of 2020.

What this exemplifies is that all of the mooted alternative models to the UK's future relationship with the European Union - from a "no-deal" akin to Australia, to a "hard Brexit" like Canada and "soft Brexit" like Norway - involve key trade-offs.

So, having said that we need a bit of good news when it comes to global growth and perhaps even the coronavirus in order to see the Japanese yen continue to get sold off.

Reaching an agreement on Brexit is vital; a "no deal" scenario in which no agreement is reached is likely to cause food, medicine, electricity and gas shortages in the United Kingdom, according to the BBC.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was now the EU's turn to fall in line with the UK's expectations.

The UK government is refusing put in law a commitment to current European Union protections for food standards, which will expire at the end of 2020.

In the next seven months, May resigned after Parliament failed to pass her departure deal three times, and Boris Johnson became the new Prime Minister, promising to leave the European Union with or without a deal by the deadline, saying that he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than to have to extend the deadline again. His research focuses on the China-EU-UK trilateral relationship and its consequences for business post-Brexit.

She said Britain wanted a deal with the United States to 'secure comprehensive, far-reaching and mutually beneficial tariff reductions. which will increase access to the USA market for UK businesses, and lower prices and increase choice for UK consumers.

"In trade deal with the USA, we will not compromise on our high animal welfare and food standards". The superior performance of the USA economy has maintained a steady increase in the value of the dollar since the early second quarter of 2018, despite the fact that the price of the Euro against the dollar has been largely traded between 1.10 and 1.12 levels since October.

These alternative visions for a new EU-UK trade relationship present in the national debate will also manifest within the Conservative Party throughout 2020 too.

Food is expected to be a prominent issue in the UK's negotiations with Australia as well, with the government in Canberra hoping to improve the country's access to British markets for agricultural products.

The EU's goal remains to expand to the six Balkan countries of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on Wednesday after France vetoed membership bids in 2019. "Agreement on fisheries will be inextricably linked to the trade agreement".