Posts tagged as Brexit

Brexit cum laude: higher tuition fees deter Lithuanian students from British universities

By Mindaugas Jackevičius on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

British universities have long been the popular choice for Lithuanian students,. However, the looming Brexit and upcoming funding changes may adjust the higher education trends. Having left the European Union this year, the British government recently announced that, as of 2021, EU nationals will no longer be able to study in England’s universities under the same terms enjoyed by home students. Scotland soon followed suit, announcing that it was with…

As EU borders close, UK agriculture gets preview of Brexit – opinion

Monday, April 6, 2020

With seasonal workers and migrants separated from the UK by quarantine and closed borders, Britain’s farms are facing devastating labour shortages in a sign of things to come after Brexit, writes Craig Turp at Emerging Europe. Yes, technically Britain left the European Union on January 31, shortly before the coronavirus outbreak – at that stage confined to parts of China – became a global pandemic. Under the terms of the…

Revolut will relocate to Lithuania and Ireland due to Brexit

Thursday, February 27, 2020

London-based fintech company Revolut will relocate to Lithuania and Ireland because of Brexit, the company said earlier in February. “Brexit is the initial cause but it’s also a reflection of the great customer appetite we’ve seen across Europe,” Revolut’s banking chief executive Richard Davies told the Telegraph daily on February 3.  “Having more than one regulated entity for Europe is really important and very common,” he added. Revolut obtained a…

British e-residents in Estonia increase threefold after Brexit

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The number of Estonian e-residents from the United Kingdom has tripled since Brexit. Britons with e-residencies have set up around 500 businesses, the Estonian public broadcaster ERR News  quotes   BNS. There are now 3,100 UK citizens with an e-residency, three times more than in March 2017. The ability to have a company registered in the EU is now one of they key selling points after Brexit, according to ERR.…

EU’s post-Brexit budget: Smaller pie more difficult to split

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

It will take a few more rounds of talks for the European Union member states to agree on the 2021–2027 budget, a pie that is smaller following the UK’s departure. Jovita Neliupšienė says budget negotiations are gaining momentum, but decisions usually get made made after two rounds of summit talks. “The president of the Council believes that a deal must be reached. His job is to push member states toward…

Omniva says Brexit not to affect movement of parcels this year

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

During the transition period that follows Britain’s exit from the European Union effective Feb. 1 and lasts until Dec. 31, everything will remain the same for those in Estonia ordering and receiving postal parcels from Britain and parcels will be moving as usual, Estonian postal company Omniva said. It said that during the transition period there will be no changes to the functioning of e-commerce and the postal service between Britain and Estonia,…

Waiting for Brexit: Lithuanians in UK ‘sick and tired’ of uncertainty

Friday, January 31, 2020

As Britain is finally gearing up towards Brexit, many Lithuanians in the UK are preparing for it with relative equanimity, even though London and Brussels are yet to negotiate the terms of the future relationship. Lina Garnytė has been running a small Lithuanian bookshop in London, popular with a rather sizable UK Lithuanian community, for over ten years. She says life goes on as usual, even though the country is…

Brexit deprives Central Europe of its best friend in EU – opinion

Thursday, January 30, 2020

It was not always the happiest or most stress-free of relationships, but Britain and the countries of emerging Europe were for a long time best pals. It was Britain, after all, which was one of the earliest supporters of enlarging the European Union to the east. It should also, however, be noted that this was not entirely for altruistic reasons: Britain supported a wider, looser European Union as a counterbalance…

Brexit will bring aviation changes, but no chaos

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The aviation sector will have to adapt to Brexit, but dramatic effects can be avoided, the Lithuanian business daily Lietuvos Žinios reports. While withdrawing from the EU, the UK will also leave the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). But Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority says the country’s aviation sector will continue its participation in the EASA systems. Based on a mutual agreement, Britain will be viewed as an EU member under…

After Brexit: civil law becomes a dominant legal system in the EU

By Eugene Eteris on Friday, December 27, 2019

For about 50 years, the EU legal system, which is predominantly of a civil law character, has been affected by a rather different legal structure, the British common law system. After the UK joined the EU in 1973 the two systems have been accommodating to each other, with some pros and cons. Now, after Brexit, the “dichotomy” will be over and the EU would have a unified continental civil law…