By John Smith • 16 April 2021 • 13:42
European Parliament Building Strasbourg
Credit: European Parliament
TWO important European Parliament committees have overwhelmingly approved the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU according to the BBC.
Although there are still some concerns about the situation in Northern Ireland, it is recognised that the December provisional Co-operation Agreement is far better for both sides than the implementation of World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.
The final ratification of the deal (which will still make it more onerous for Europe and the UK to trade than before Brexit) is due to be placed before the European Parliament before the end of April.
There is still the possibility of a major hiccup because Britain and the European Union are still not in agreement concerning the situation which would leave Ulster within the EU single market for goods, whilst of the UK is outside.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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