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Update 30/01/20



--- Quote ---Living in Europe

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and the Withdrawal Agreement.
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Jolly Roger:
Some progress with Brexit despite other current considerations.

Looks (to me) like countries we were trading with anyway?

Here's some more Brexit news (just for a change!)

--- Quote ---Brexit: UK unable to prevent dangerous chemicals in everyday goods because of Boris Johnson’s plans, campaigners warn
Exclusive: Fears that pulling out EU watchdog will make country 'a dumping ground' for products linked to cancer, thyroid disease and hormone and developmental problems

The country will become “a dumping ground” for products linked to cancer, thyroid disease, hormone disruption and developmental problems because the prime minister insists on pulling out of the EU’s successful watchdog, they say.

It means the UK must start from scratch in vetting hazardous chemicals itself – but with far less money and staff, in a process expected to take many years.

The controversy has blown up after Mr Johnson ditched Theresa May’s plan for “associate membership” of EU agencies, including the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and its database known as Reach.

It would involve following all decisions on chemicals in Reach, without a vote, and oversight by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) – which are both red lines to a prime minister pledging “no alignment”.

In its aims for an EU trade deal, the UK is now arguing for “separate regulatory requirements” – which would rule out access to the database or the exchange of confidential business information.

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