Posts tagged as Brexit

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…

In UK’s Brexit election, Conservatives win comfortable majority

Friday, December 13, 2019

In the British snap parliamentary election aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse, the ruling Conservative Party has won gaining a comfortable majority, according to close to complete results. British news portal The Guardian reports that in the Thursday, December 12, House of Commons election with 649 out of 650 seats declared, the British Conservative Party has won 364 seats. The result shows an increase of 66 seats to the Conservatives.…

UK woman travels to Lithuania for treatment, urges other to follow before Brexit

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Northern Irish woman who recently traveled to Lithuania for surgery have urged others in the UK to follow suit. Elizabeth McCallen, 65, travelled to Lithuania for hip surgery to bypass the lengthy waiting list in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Herald  reported   on Sunday. Her medical trip to Lithuania was funded under the UK’s Cross Border directive under the National Health Service (NHS).“The place was amazing: I spent two…

EU Council President called Britain a ‘second-rate’ country

Friday, November 15, 2019

The United Kingdom will become a “second-rate player” after Brexit, according to outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk, who said the UK’s decision to leave “is the real end of the British Empire.” Speaking at The College of Europe on Wednesday, Tusk urged Remainers to not “give up” in their mission to stop Brexit, saying: “In this match, we had added time, we are already in extra time, perhaps it…